Police record shows Hina's father using Malala incident for personal gains
25 October, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Police record of Reyatullah Khan, father of a new "Malala", Hina Khan from Swat suggests that he is attempting to use the Malala incident for personal gains by portraying his daughter as another potential target of the TTP, as on different occasions Islamabad police booked him in four fraud cases during the last two years.
Seemed to have impressed by the government and social response at the world level in the Malala incident, Khan is portraying his 17-year-old daughter and a student of first year, Hina, as the next target of the Taliban for her pro-education and female rights activism in the Swat Valley.
But Islamabad police record portrayed him as a man of fraudulent and criminal nature and questioned whether he was not exaggerating the matter for personal gains and to get fame for his daughter.
According to recent media reports, the Taliban threat to Hina Khan forced her and other family members to leave Swat and move to Islamabad in her quest for education. On October 12, her father moved an application with the Ramna police seeking security for the family in the wake of threats from the "anti-state elements".
The Islamabad police record showed that two FIRs were registered against Reyatullah Khan at Ramna police station and another two at the Shalimar police station.
According to details, Ramna police booked Khan on September 22, 2011 under sections 420/468/471 of the PPC as he presented a fake registration book of his vehicle during a snap checking. He was again booked by the same police station on August 7 under Section 489/F as he handed over a fake bank cheque worth Rs 1 million to a citizen. In both the cases, Khan had undergone imprisonment.
Two more criminal cases were registered against him at the Shalimar police station. Shalimar police booked him on May 30 under Section 420 as he deprived a person of his hard-earned money with a promise of giving him employment in the Utility Stores Corporation of Pakistan. The same police station booked him again on July 5, 2012 under Section 489/F as he had handed over a fake cheque to another person.