NA passes resolution condemning murder of Mashal Khan
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Assembly has on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning the murder of Mashal Khan.
The resolution was moved by Federal Minister Rana Tanvir Hussain demanding the federal and provincial governments to take strict action against the perpetrators and facilitators of this heinous act including those making hate speeches.
The resolution expressed the resolve to ensure that strong safeguards are inserted into the blasphemy law to prevent its abuse. It condemned all those who take law into their hands that result into the loss of innocent lives.
Mashal Khan, a journalism student, was stripped, beaten, shot, and thrown from the second floor of his hostel at the Abdul Wali Khan university in the conservative northwestern town of Mardan on Thursday by a large mob.
Around 20 people have been arrested over the incident and police are hunting for more suspects. Eight students were presented before an anti-terrorism court in Mardan over murder and challenging the writ of the state.