PESHAWAR: Aimal Khan, brother of slain Mashal Khan, petitioned Peshawar Excessive Court docket (PHC) on Tuesday difficult an anti-terrorism court docket’s choice to exonerate 26 suspects within the lynching case.
In his petition, Aimal beseeched the court docket to reopen the case and harassed that each one 26 suspects will be seen within the movies of the incident proving their involvement within the homicide of Mashal.
Earlier on February 7, an anti-terrorism court docket convicted 31 out of 57 suspects within the Mashal Khan lynching case and ordered the acquittal of 26 others.
Mashal’s mother and father lamented that each one their sacrifices have gone to waste as solely clear justice may have avenged and averted the killings in title of blasphemy.
Mashal’s mom stated that the decision has been “very discouraging” and that they’d problem it within the excessive court docket. “We need full justice,” stated Mashal Khan’s mom whereas speaking to media.
Chatting with media-persons proper after the decision, Mashal Khan’s brother Aimal Khan stated that each one the accused deserved punishment as they had been a part of the mob that had killed his brother.
Aimal, whereas chatting with the media outdoors the courtroom as the decision was being learn out, stated that he hoped that nobody ever has to undergo the ordeal his household suffered.
In the meantime, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities introduced to problem the acquittal of 26 accused within the case. “The provincial government will go into an appeal against all those who have been acquitted,” stated Shaukat Yousafzai, an advisor to Chief Minister Pervez Khattak.
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