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PTI councillor Arif arrested in Mashal Khan murder case

MARDAN: The prime accused in the lynching case of Mashal Khan, Mohammad Arif, has been arrested, police said on Thursday.

Mardan District Police Officer Dr Mian Saeed confirmed the reports of Arif’s arrest, saying the accused was arrested from near Chamtar on Ring Road.

Arif was among the three accused of Mashal’s murder. He was serving as the tehsil councillor of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Mashal was brutally beaten and shot dead at the Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan over allegations of blasphemy in April 2017. The allegations were later proved to be false by a joint investigation team.

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