Mashal’s father demands justice, asks for arrest of facilitators


ISLAMABAD: Iqbal Khan, father of Mashal Khan, demanded justice for his son who was a student of the Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan. Mashal had been brutally killed by a mob over blasphemy allegations on campus on April 13.  Khan said that this will not only be good for our members but will also improve the image of Pakistan and politicians

“My demand from day one has been that my son Mashal who was murdered cannot return, but there should be justice for others like him,” said the slain father’s student outside the Supreme Court on Friday.

Iqbal also demanded that after [police] action against those who incited the violence on that fateful day, those who facilitated the gruesome incident should also be brought to book. “The university administration should also be questioned [over the incident],” he urged.

Iqbal was thankful to the Chief Justice of Pakistan for taking a suo motu notice of the incident.

The total number of arrested suspects in the case now total 49.

Last week, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police asked the Federal Investigation Agency to put the name of the main accused in the case, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf tehsil councillor Arif, on the Exit Control List. Arif is reportedly on the run and police are searching for him.