PESHAWAR: The daddy of late Mashal Khan expressed satisfaction over the decision given by an anti-terrorism court docket on Thursday, awarding life imprisonment to 2 convicts, together with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) councilor Arif Khan within the lynching case.
The ATC, nonetheless, acquitted two different accused, together with Sabir and Izhar for need of proof within the Mashal Khan lynching case.
Mashal’s father, Iqbal Khan, expressed gratitude on the pronouncement of the choice which was scheduled to be introduced on March 16 however was delayed till March 21 for some unknown motive.
“I’m glad with the sentence handed out to the convicts. Nevertheless, I’ll seek the advice of with my legal professionals in regards to the acquittal of others,” he stated.
“We’ll problem the judgement associated to acquittal within the excessive court docket,” Khan added.
Mashal Khan, 23, a scholar of Mass Communications at Mardan’s Abdul Wali Khan College, was overwhelmed and shot to demise by an unruly mob on April 13, 2017, after being accused of blasphemy.
A complete of 61 suspects have been nominated within the first info report, out of those, 57 have been sentenced by an ATC on February 7, 2018. The 4 suspects that had been on the run surrendered themselves to the court docket of legislation in June, 2018.
ATC-Three Decide Mahmoodul Hassan Khattak tried the accused and reserved verdict earlier this week after each prosecution and defence sides completed their arguments.