Hang my son if he is involved in Mashal’s lynching, says Asfandyar Wali

ANP Chief Asfandyar Wali. PHOTO: FILE

Awami National Party (ANP) leader Asfandyar Wali Khan on Monday said even if his son is involved in the brutal killing of Mashal Khan, he should be hanged by the state.

“No culprit, no matter who he is, should be spared from punishment. Even if my son is involved in Mashal Khan’s murder, he must be hanged,” Asfandyar said while addressing ANP workers’ convention in Pabbi, Nowshera.

Mashal, a student of Journalism and Mass Communication at the Abdul Wali Khan Univeristy (AWKU), Mardan was shot in the head and beaten to death by a mob of fellow students on April 13 in the varsity’s premises.

The ANP leader went on to say that killing a human in the name of religion is not justifiable and thanked the Chief Justice of Pakistan for taking suo moto action on the matter. “To kill a human in the name of Islam is not  justice. Grateful to the CJP for taking suo moto action on the case of Mashal Khan,” he added.

Published: April 18, 2017 in Express Tribune

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