ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Saqib Nisar stopped the KP government from forming a judicial commission for inquiry into the matter, saying as investigations were already underway there was no need for a separate judicial commission.
The apex court started hearing a suo moto case pertaining to the horrific lynching of Mashal Khan, a 23-year-old student of Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan, on Wednesday.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar, heading a three-member bench which heard the case, said complete justice will be ensured in Mashal Khan murder case.
Chief Justice assured IG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police Salahuddin Mehsud of full support in the investigation against the perpetrators of the incident, saying the judiciary and nation stand with the KP police.
The Supreme Court also demanded clarification from KP chief minister Pervaiz Khattak over a letter he wrote to the Peshawar High Court last week for creation of a judicial commission.
The court instructed the investigation team to submit reports on Mashal Khan case proceedings on a weekly basis.
The apex court adjourned the hearing to April 27 and It is pertinent to mention here that Mashal Khan, a journalism student, was stripped, beaten, shot, and thrown from the second floor of his hostel by a violent mob at the AWKUM campus premises on April 13 over blasphemy allegations.