The main character of Kohistan video scandal, who brought this scandal before general public, Afzal Kohistani, was shot dead on Wednesday (March 6) night at Children Hospital Road in the city’s Gami Adda area, authorities confirmed. Police said they have arrested one person suspected of being involved in the assassination.
Afzal Kohistani, had brought a video clip on-air in May 2012, in which his brothers were dancing at a programme, Former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry had taken a suo moto notice of the case on June 7, 2012, constituting a fact-finding mission on July 17, 2012, to investigate the case.
The Kohistan video scandal revolves around the killing of eight boys and girls, who were killed following the orders of Jirga after their video clip leaked on social media, in which boys were dancing and girls were clapping. The mixed gathering had taken place in a village located in an extremely conservative part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In the eyes of the locals, the youngsters had violated tribal norms and brought dishonour upon them.
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16 June, 2019