Mashal Khan’s family wants to move to Islamabad


Islamabad June 7 (TNS): The family of Mashal Khan, the Mass Communication student of Wali Khan University Mardan who was killed by a mob on the campus, is planning to move to Islamabad in the wake of security issues being faced by the family back at home.

Iqbal Khan, the father of the late Mashal, has moved an application to the Supreme Court, seeking protection to the family but also help secure a residential house in Islamabad.

In the application, Iqbal Khan has contended that one of his daughters was preparing for a medical entry test and the other was studying in the 9th class.

He has said that it was becoming very difficult for his daughters to continue their education under the sword of constant fear, and the distress caused by the death of his son.

Iqbal has said that he has no means to settle in the federal capital, therefore, the court issue directives to the federal government and relevant authorities to help him secure a house in Islamabad. The applicant has said that the authorities help him financially so that his children could continue their education.

While speaking at a press conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Monday, Iqbal Khan had expressed satisfaction over the report of the joint investigation team regarding the murder of his son. Iqbal had asked the government to put the names of all current and former employees of the Abdul Wali Khan University on the Exit Control List.

He said that those involved in his son’s murder were influential and under the prevailing circumstances he cannot appear in courts in Mardan and, therefore, the case should be transferred to the Peshawar High Court for a formal hearing.

He had also asked the provincial government to provide him with a public prosecutor to contest the case in the court.