Mashal Khan shaheed: 20 facts, family pics, age, biography, wiki
Khan completed his college in the Institute of Computer and Management Sciences on a scholarship and received good marks.
He then received a scholarship to study in a university in Russia where he studied engineering for one year. He then returned to Pakistan without completing his studies due to the family’s limited financial resources. Upon returning to Pakistan, he enrolled in the department of journalism at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan and was planning to do a Master’s in mass media and journalism and was also preparing for his civil services exams.
His father told DAWN that “Mashal was very passionate about his studies. He would study for 15 hours a day. He believed education could become a source of great strength. Mashal would encourage his brothers and sister to study as well. He was a peaceful, tolerant person.” He was a Pashto poet. Khan had one brother and two sisters and was 23 years old at the time of his murder. Geo News reported that his teacher told ““Mashal was a humanist, he was into socialism and Sufism.” A teacher described Khan as a passionate and critical student. “He was brilliant and inquisitive, always complaining about the political system of the country, but I never heard him saying anything controversial against the religion.”
The Facebook account of Mashal Khan, who was brutally killed by a charged mob by his university fellows, has been memorialised by the social media site.
Facebook allows friends and family of a deceased person to memorialise their accounts, which “are a place for friends and family to gather and share memories after a person has passed away. Memorialising an account also helps keep it secure by preventing anyone from logging into it.”
Soon after the horrendous lynching video of the Abdul Wali Khan student surfaced, condemnation poured in from all quarters of the society. On social media, people started sharing Mashal’s Facebook and Twitter to show his soft, humane side.
More than 20 people have been arrested by the police in connection with incident and are being probed.