PHC upholds suspension of 25 convicts’ sentences in Mashal murder case | Pakistan Today

PHC upholds suspension of 25 convicts’ sentences in Mashal murder case

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has upheld the decision of its Abbottabad Circuit Bench to suspend the three-year imprisonment of 25 people in the Mashal Khan lynching case, a private media outlet reported Tuesday.

In February, a Haripur Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) had ruled on the 2017 lynching and murder of Mashal Khan, and handed the shooter — Imran Ali — two death sentences, five persons multiple terms of life imprisonment, and 25 others jail sentences.

Later, the PHC’s Abbottabad circuit bench had suspended the multi-year sentences handed to the 25, against which the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government and Mashal’s family had filed review petitions.

On Tuesday, under PHC Chief Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth’s stewardship, a two-member bench of the court, in a brief order, set aside the petitions against the suspension of the sentences.



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