Pakistan Police officials and public prosecutor have made a stunning statement that left the entire world shocked. The Police have said in a statement that eight out of the ten acquitted in the case of “attack on child activist Malala Yousafzai” in 2012.
The Police officials said that all the eight out of the ten convicted in the month of April, were actually acquitted and were not sentenced to life imprisonment as declared at that time. The announcement from the deputy police chief Azad Khan has left the Media shocked. However, the Police official did not provide any reason over why the militants were acquitted or why they took several weeks to disclose the corrected fact.
Earlier, in the month of April, Public prosecutor Syed Naeem said in a statement that all the ten militants were sentenced to life imprisonment by a Anti-terrorism court. The location of where the trial was held wasn’t disclosed by the Police, due to security concerns. In the latest outcome, the same Public Prosecutor has said that only two of them were convicted and the remaining eight were acquitted due to lack of evidence.
The prosecutor refused to further disclose any facts of the case and added that the media has misrepresented his statements in the past.
Meanwhile, the Police official Mr. Khan said that he can only confirm that the anti-terrorism court has acquitted eight out of the ten militants in April. He added that he do not know why the government and the Public Prosecutor have not made the fact clear to the media earlier.
Another senior Police official Salim Marwat, said that the court has ruled for the acquittal of the eight militants on April 30 and has refused to detail the events on why the decision has been made. He said ” we will continue to hunt for the attackers and arrest them all who were linked to the attack on Malala”, The Huffington Post reports.
Earlier in 2012, Malala was attacked by the Taliban militants and shot her in the head when she was returning from school with her friends in a vehicle. She was treated in the Pakistan initially and was later flown to Britain, where she now lives with her family. Malala shared the Nobel prize, for her activities to promote child education in Pakistan, last year.