KASUR: Spokesman to Punjab government Malik Ahmed Khan on Friday announced to have changed head of Joint Investigation Team (JIT), probing rape and murder case of seven-year-old Zainab in Kasur, over her parents’ wish.
Talking to media, Malik Ahmed Khan said that Regional Police Officer (RPO) Multan Muhammad Idrees Ahmad has been appointed to supervise the proceedings of the team and submit report as early as possible.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif directed the team to work as per satisfaction of Zainab’s parents. He also ordered early detention of the suspect so that the bereaved family can get justice.
On the other hand, Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah directed Punjab Inspector General (IG) to arrest the culprit in 36 hours. He ordered to utilize the entire police force to capture the accused.
LHC CJ also directed to submit report comprising of all the rape cases in Punjab.
Punjab IG, who was summoned by the LHC on immediate basis, also attended the hearing.
Zainab was kidnapped from Road Kot when her parents left for Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah. The girl was strangled to death after being raped. Police officers recovered her body from a garbage heap near Zaki Ada.
Her funeral prayer was led by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Tahir-ul-Qadri and offered by flocks of people.
The incident sparked countrywide protests and riots while shutterdown strike was observed in Kasur as all the markets and educational institutions remained closed for two days.
Many politicians, activists condemned the death of the young girl and urged to bring the culprits to justice in tweets that flooded Twitter.