MARDAN – Another video related to Mashal Khan’s lynching surfaced on Tuesday showing a group of alleged witnesses pledging to not reveal the name of his shooter.
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‘Nobody should disclose who shot him [Mashal] and if anyone does, he would have betrayed Prophet Muhammad (PBUH),’ PTI councillor for Iram Colony, Arif Mardan, can be heard saying as he urges the alleged witnesses to pledge loyalty.
The crowd chanting religious slogans can be seen congratulating everyone on the lynching of the 23-year-old Mass Communication student of Abdul Wali Khan University and the video seems to be captured minutes after the incident.
The man openly challenges law enforcement agencies to nominate him in the FIR, saying, ‘Congratulations to everyone, we have killed him [Mashal].’
Arif PTI Councilar &ex sepahe-e-sahaba celebrating and says after murdering Mashal disclosing shooter name wil b betrayal with prophet PBUH pic.twitter.com/266yrI2bx4
— Ayaz Khan (@azzkhann) April 18, 2017
The video went viral on the Internet just when PTI chairman Imran Khan visited the slain student’s home where he offered his condolences to Mashal’s grieving father Iqbal Khan.
‘As a father, I can understand the pain of Mashal Khan’s father,’ he said.
The PTI chief also vowed to give “exemplary punishment” to those responsible for Mashal’s murder. “Mashal Khan did not commit blasphemy, it was a conspiracy against him,” he said, adding regardless of their political affiliation, the suspects will be punished.
Mashal, a student of Mass Communication at Abdul Wali Khan University, was shot and beaten to death by a mob of fellow students on campus on April 13 after allegations of blasphemy.