No evidence of blasphemy found against Mashal Khan, says IGP KP

02:00 PM | 17 Apr, 2017
No evidence of blasphemy found against Mashal Khan, says IGP KP
PESHAWAR - IGP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Salahuddin Mehsud confirmed on Monday that no evidence could be found against Mashal Khan regarding the allegations leveled against him for which he was lynched.

Speaking to newsmen, the police chief said that police had nominated a total number of 20 suspects in the FIR. Out of the 20, 16 had been taken into custody, and a total of 12 more suspects have been identified.

He further disclosed that as nothing substantial was found against Mass Communication student Mashal, no legal action could have been taken against him. Mehsud maintained that another student 'Abdullah' who was also attacked with Mashal Khan, had rejected the allegations against him. He said that Abdullah had not been granted a chance to defend himself or present his point of view.

"Today, Abdullah presented himself before the court and recorded his statement as to what happened inside the Abdul Wali Khan University" he said.

IG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that in general, 22 suspects had been arrested. He said that as far as social media was concerned, help from the FIA had been sought.

"The investigation is headed in a positive direction, and hopefully a good result will be obtained," he claimed.

Mashal, a student of sixth semester in the Mass Communication department of Abdul Wali Khan was lynched to death over allegations of blasphemy on Thursday. The brutal torture sparked outrage and social activists and masses demanded a fair inquiry into the incident.

Chief Justice of Pakistan has also taken suo-moto notice of the incident whereas the prime minister Nawaz Sharif also condemned the incident, and has also issued orders to arrest the perpetrators behind the killing of Mashal.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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