As indicated by the sources member of government’s legal team following the Mashal Khan Murder case has distanced himself from the trial citing personal reasons.
Sources exposes that Zafar Abbas was appointed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government as the Deputy Director Prosecution for the trial of Mashal Khan murder case sources also informed that the lawyer has previously been de-notified by the legal team a month ago.
“A private lawyer pursuing the case on behalf of Mashal’s father Iqbal Khan said that Abbas did not appear in any of the case hearings except for the first hearing held on September 19.
Mashal’s father had previously lift objections over Abbas’ appointment, claiming that he did not have the professional proficiency to challenge a criminal case, the counsel claimed.
Mashal Khan, a journalism student at the Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan, was murder in April after a thrilling mob hammer and shot him after blaming him of publishing blasphemous content online.
According to the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Haripur had charge 57 people in the case on September 19 and formal hearing of the case began on September 20 firm safety actions have been taken in the vicinity of Haripur jail where the case is being heard.