Chief Justice Of Pakistan Acknowledges Mardan Lynching

Chief Justice Of Pakistan Acknowledges Mardan Lynching

Mashal Khan, a Journalism and Mass Communication student at the Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) was killed by a mob of students near university premises on grounds of alleged blasphemy. Khan was shot in the head, chest and lynched on having allegedly posted blasphemous material on several social media forums that he operated. The incident has triggered widespread discontentment amongst students, politicians and civil society as a whole across Pakistan.

Chief Justice of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar, acknowledging the horrifying event, directed IGP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to present a report within 36 hours. Notice by the CJP was taken over a news article that described the event in detail.


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Maneha Tariq

Author: Maneha Tariq

The writer is a graduate of Lahore Grammar School Defence and is currently pursuing the LLB degree from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). She has previously worked for DIL organization (Developments in Literacy) as their New York correspondent and for Paperazzi Magazine as a summer intern.