‘Mashal Khan case’, two awarded life imprisonment
Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) awarded life imprisonment to two accused in lynching case of Abdul Wali Khan University’s student, Mashal Khan while two of accused were acquitted.
Councillors of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Arif Khan and Asad were awarded life terms for their involvement in lynching case.
Earlier, ATC in Haripur on February 7, 2019 awarded death sentence to one, life imprisonment to five, 25 were jailed for four years each, while 26 were acquitted over lack of evidence.
On April 13, 2017, 23-year-old Mashal Khan was lynched and murdered by an angry mob at varsity on pretext of alleged blasphemy. However, investigators found no proof of blasphemy and termed murder ‘politically motivated’.