ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Khurshid Shah on Wednesday expressed anger over Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif for clapping during a press conference after arresting Zainab’s murderer.
Speaking in NA, the leader asked whether clapping over this heinous crime is justified, adding that 1100 children have fallen prey to such incidents so far in Punjab. No investigation was launched in cases reported during 2016 and 2017, he added.
Shah presented statistics and said that 51 incidents in Lahore and 66 in Kasur were registered in 2016 but no action was taken.
He further demanded to bring condemning resolution in the assembly against Shehbaz Sharif for clapping during press conference in Kasur.
Earlier on Tuesday, addressing to a joint press conference including Zainab’s father and Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif confirmed that the murderer of Zainab was arrested after his DNA sample matched with that of culprit, thanking the law enforcement department and other people who helped solve the case.
He said, “I promised Zainab’s father that we will find the culprit. And today, after 14 days, we have arrested the culprit. “
Shehbaz Sharif told that the culprit Imran belongs to Kasur and his DNA sample as well as the polygraphic test video is available. He suggested that the 24-year-old culprit should be publicly executed.
Shehbaz Sharif requested the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar to proceed the case quickly so that the rapist can be held accountable.
Zainab’s father expressed satisfaction at the investigation as he thanked the concerned departments for their cooperation.