CHARSADDA: A grade 12 student, Faheem, of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Islamia College in Shabqadar–a private institution– has gunned down the principal of the college, Sareer, on the pretext of ‘blasphemy’.
Police said that the student got disgruntled after the principal had expressed his anger at Faheem over his absence from college for three days due to latter’s reported participation in Faizabad sit-in.
The city police said that the accused fired six bullets at principal Sareer. As a result of firing, the principal was critically injured and rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. According to initial reports shared on social media, the student said he had “no remorse over killing the principal”.
#BREAKING ….College principal of Islamia College Shabqadar Charsadda KP killed by student on alleged #blasphemy The principal snubbed the student for participating in #FaizabadDharna and ruled him absent for the days he was away from college Student says he has no remorse
— Mubashir Zaidi (@Xadeejournalist) January 22, 2018
FC personnel arrested the accused and handed him over to police.
In November, daily life in the capital had been paralysed for at least three weeks due to the protest of an alliance of religious parties, including the Tehreek-e-Khatm-e-Nabuwwat, Tehreek Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) and Sunni Tehreek Pakistan (ST), calling for the sacking of then law minister Zahid Hamid and strict action against those behind the amendment to the Khatam-e-Nabuwwat clause ─ which had earlier been deemed a “clerical error” and subsequently rectified.
The protest was finally ended when the government had succumbed to the demands of the violent protesters and had agreed to remove then law minister Zahid Hamid.