Punjab

LHC Chief Justice takes notice of rape, murder of seven-year-old girl in Kasur

Chief Justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) Mansoor Ali Shah on Wednesday took notice of the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl in Kasur.
LHC CJ has also sought report from police officers and session judge in Kasur. While strongly denouncing the mishap, he vowed to bring the culprits to justice at any cost.
A shutter down strike is being observed in Kasur against the incident. Zainab was kidnapped six days ago from Road Kot when her parents left for Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah. The girl was strangled to death after being raped.
Police recovered the body of the girl from a heap of trash near Zaki Ada. CCTV Footage showed Zainab with a stranger near Peerowala Road in the Saddar police jurisdiction.
Punjab CM directs swift action to arrest suspects
A First Investigation Report (FIR) has also been lodged against the assailants on the directives of Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif, who strongly condemned the heinous act and also expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.
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Sharif said he is personally following the case and is expected to visit Kasur today to monitor the proceedings.
Meanwhile, enraged lawyers boycotted judicial proceedings at district bar in protest and demanded early action into the matter.