Hang my son if he is involved in Mashal's lynching, says Asfandyar Wali

Published: April 18, 2017
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Awami National Party (ANP) leader Asfandyar Wali Khan on Monday said even if his son is involved in the brutal killing of Mashal Khan, he should be hanged by the state.

“No culprit, no matter who he is, should be spared from punishment. Even if my son is involved in Mashal Khan’s murder, he must be hanged,” Asfandyar said while addressing ANP workers’ convention in Pabbi, Nowshera.

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Mashal, a student of Journalism and Mass Communication at the Abdul Wali Khan Univeristy (AWKU), Mardan was shot in the head and beaten to death by a mob of fellow students on April 13 in the varsity’s premises.

The ANP leader went on to say that killing a human in the name of religion is not justifiable and thanked the Chief Justice of Pakistan for taking suo moto action on the matter. “To kill a human in the name of Islam is not  justice. Grateful to the CJP for taking suo moto action on the case of Mashal Khan,” he added.

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Fresh details of Thursday’s harrowing lynching of a student at a university in Mardan point to possible involvement of the varsity administration in the sickening episode that has sparked a nationwide outrage.

A suspect, who has been in police custody for the past three days over the lynching allegations, claimed on Monday that he had been asked by the administration to testify that Mashal had blasphemous ideas. While recording his statement in the court of judicial magistrate, in Mardan, Wajahatullah also alleged that Mashal had anti-Islamic views since start while Abdullah and Zubair followed him.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Saeed Masood
    Apr 18, 2017 - 5:33PM

    The culprits from the University management should have been arrested by now…Recommend

  • Irfan_M
    Apr 18, 2017 - 6:01PM

    This is the best response which said everything. Recommend

  • Jamil Chaudri
    Apr 19, 2017 - 6:21AM

    The killers of Mr Mashal Khan, have blemished against the Islamic Republic, and hence against God. The killer or killers (all) should be HANGED in public. Let us see who will stand up for the HONOUR of the REPUBLIC.Recommend

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