Malala Yousafazai, the Pakistani teenage child right activist whom Taliban tried to gun down in 2012 was fortunately granted life putting the 10 attackers behind the bars. But Pakistan has covertly acquitted 8 of the 10 attackers.
In fact 10th day of April marked 25-years jail sentence to Pakistani Taliban Militants by anti-terrorism court. But, sources now have ensured BBC that only two among 10 were held guilty. However, skepticism seems to have engulfed this whole trial, for, validity has to be proved.
Muneer Ahmed, a spokesman for the Pakistani high commission here, said on Friday that non- availability of evidence has led to the liberation of eight who were previously accused. Saleem Marwat, district police chief in Swat, where the attack on then 15-year-old Malala took place, separately confirmed that only two men had been convicted.
The acquittals were known after the London-based Daily Mirror tried to locate 10 men in the cells of Pakistan, the report stated. Trials that usually take place in court were conducted within the military arena, a Pakistani security source told the police. Anti-terrorism trials are not revealed to public in Pakistan.
Pakistani authorities didn’t even attempt to rectify the report since past two months that 10 men had been convicted. They were not even answerable to elucidate on how and why are the men associated with the attack and nor did they mention the place of their arrest.
What is only known is that Malala was attacked by gunmen while she was on her way back to home from school. It was then when the gunmen boarded the bus and pulled the trigger to bullet her head. UK was the place where she was medically cured and she is now permanently moved to Brimingham due to Taliban death threats.
Malala was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2014, accompanied by another India’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. The way she endeavoured for the right to education of girls in Swat valley in 2007 had brought her the accolade of nobel peace prize.