Twitterati hail ATC verdict on Mashal murder case

Published: February 7, 2018
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The 23-year-old student of journalism at AWKU was shot dead and brutally lynched on campus last year. PHOTO: FILE

The 23-year-old student of journalism at AWKU was shot dead and brutally lynched on campus last year. PHOTO: FILE

The verdict of an anti-terrorism court (ATC) awarding death sentence to the prime accused and life imprisonment to five others over Mashal Khan’s brutal lynching has drawn a storm of reactions from the general public, saying justice has finally been delivered.

Mashal Khan, 23, a student at the Abdul Wali Khan University, was lynched to death by a mob on allegations of blasphemy on April 13 last year. The brutal incident shook the nation and triggered a debate over the misuse of blasphemy laws in the country.

A large number of people took to social media platforms to react on the Mashal’s verdict, expressing their satisfaction on the judgement.

10 months on: A timeline of brutal lynching of Mashal Khan

Here’s what Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan tweeted on the verdict.

Praising the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) police and their performance, Imran said they have shown professionalism. According to him, this is the first time in Pakistan where police have been successful in bringing the prime accused under the ambit of law.

Other people also took to Twitter to share their views on the landmark decision.

Meanwhile, other urged the government to bring 25 suspects to task.

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