Khattak seeks judicial inquiry of Mardan episode


PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak on Friday said that a judicial inquiry in the Mardan lynching incident will be launched.

Mashal Khan, who was enrolled at Abdul Wali Khan University’s Mass Communication department, was lynched by an enraged mob over blasphemy allegations at campus premises on Thursday.

Khattak speaking to the media at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly said that a citizen cannot take the law into their own hands, adding that this is a sensitive and important matter.

Police has registered two separate cases against 20 suspects and arrested eight suspects over the incident.

Mardan District Police Officer Dr Mian Saeed told Geo News earlier today the cases were registered under clauses 427, 297, 302 and 148 of the Pakistan Penal Code and section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act.