The lynching of Mashal Khan by an angry mob at Abdul Wali Khan University did not just extinguish a human life but also a myriad of dreams that lived within him and his family.
Speaking to Geo News, Mashal’s father and sister demanded justice for his murder and called the lynching an act of terrorism.
Mashal’s grieving sister spoke about how her brother had always dared to dream big and inspired her to achieve greatness in life.
Recalling his last words to her before his death, Mashal’s sister said she had asked him what he wanted to achieve in life.
“My goal is to win a gold medal, what is yours?” she had asked him before they exchanged goodbyes.
“I want to win a Nobel Prize,” he had told her, she recalled, her face stricken with grief.
She said her deceased brother had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and education.
“Mashal was always studying, always talking about the importance of education. He used to say life is not worth living without an education.”
“He was my brother, my best friend as well as my teacher. He taught me what even my teachers could not teach. He used to say, ‘I don’t care what others think about me, I will rely on my knowledge and education,’” she reminisced.
“He always told me to focus on my education so that I could be an independent woman. He was very broad-minded. What [they] did to him, it should never have happened. This is terrorism,” she said as she urged for justice for her brother.
‘He always respected religion, focused on education’