Mashal’s father reminds Imran Khan of his promise after ATC verdict

Feb 07, 2018
[video width="640" height="360" mp4="https://i.samaa.tv/wp-content/uploads//usr/nfs/sestore3/samaa/vodstore/digital-library/2018/02/MISHAL-FATHER-SOT-07-02.mp4"][/video] LONDON: Iqbal Khan, father of Mashal Khan, said that he would go to the high court against the acquittal of 26 people in connection with the murder of his son at Abdul Wali Khan University last year. Mashal Khan, a 23-year-old journalism student, was lynched to death by a mob of fellow students at his university campus in April last year. “Those who have been acquitted can be clearly seen in video footage. We are going to prove this in the high court,” Iqbal Khan told media persons in London. He reiterated his demand that the University of Swabi should be renamed as University of Mashal Khan. “Imran Khan had made a promise to rename the university after Mashal Khan. But unfortunately the promise hasn’t been honored yet,” he noted. “We want to remind Imran Khan of his promise through media. He may have forgotten due to his busy schedule,” he said. Earlier in the day, an anti-terrorism court in Hairpur convicted 31 people over the lynching of Mashal Khan. One of the 31 accused had been sentenced to death, five were jailed for life and the other 25 were jailed for four years. The court acquitted 26 others out of a total of 57 people indicted by a court late last year. - SAMAA

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