Tableeghi Jamaat Member force family to pardon Asma Rani’s killer

LAKKI MARWAT: The father of a medical student, Asma Rani, who was murdered in Kohat in 2018, has pardoned her killer.

Ghulam Dastagir, father of Asma Rani, who was killed on Jan 17, pardoned her murderer, Mujahidullah, hailing from the Afridi tribe of Kohat, at a function held in Naurang town here on Sunday.

The murder dispute settlement function locally called ‘nanawatey’ was earlier scheduled to be held in Tableeghhi Markez Kohat, but following strong criticism from local elders, it had to be held in Naurang town here.

Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl MNA Maulana Mohammad Anwar, Awami National Party Lakki chief Malik Ali Sarwar, Qaumi Watan Party district president Amirzada Khattak, elders and prominent religious scholars attended the function.

But now it has emerged that the killer of medical student Asma Rani was pardoned by the victim’s parents under pressure from the Tableeghi Jamaat.

According to the Friday Times report, Asma’s family was not only pressurised by the influential family of the convict, but they were also emotionally blackmailed by a prominent Tableeghi Jamaat member as well.

It has been further learnt that members of different political parties were involved in coercing the family as well. 

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