CJP told me Zainab’s murderer was caught, claims Ahmed Raza Kasuri

LAHORE (Web Desk) – Senior lawyer Ahmed Raza Kasuri has claimed on Thursday that Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar told him that murderer of seven-year-old girl Zainab was caught by law enforcers.

Former aide of ex-dictator Pervez Musharraf’s claim has come a day after body of the minor girl was recovered in a heap of trash in Kasur, over five days after she had gone missing.

CCTV footages, examined by a law enforcement agency showed the rapist walking the child on a road.

While talking to the media, Kasuri said that he met with CJP Saqib Nisar in his chamber today during which he discussed the issue and thanked him for taking suo moto notice over the issue.

Responding to a question yesterday about appealing to the Army Chief and the CJP instead of government, Abuzar, late Zainab s brother said that his family did not have any hope of justice from Shehbaz Sharif-led Punjab government.

However, CM Shehbaz has announced Rs 10million reward for the local who d help law enforcers identify the culprit. The chief minister, being widely criticised by opposition parties for alleged inefficient governance and poor performance of Punjab Police, has directed police concerned to catch the rapist within 24 hours.

“Culprit has been roaming free in the city for at least 12 hours. Despite being in power for 35 years, Shehbaz Sharif hasn’t introduced any change in police system yet,” Abuzar had asserted.

Late Zainab was laid to rest at around 09:00pm on Wednesday. Her funeral prayer was led by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri and attended by hundreds of people.

Grieving father of the late child had complained yesterday that police did not help the family look for the missing child until her body was found.

Civil society, known faces from the entertainment industry and locals in multiple cities have voiced anger and disappoinment in the law enforcement agencies and called for the government to take steps that protect lives of children across the country.

Locals in kasur have clashed with police numerous times since the national media covered the news on Wednesday.

A shutter down strike against brutal killing of the seven-year-old continued on second day in Kasur as all the markets and educational institutions are closed to mark protest.

Protests were reported in Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Peshawar among other cities.

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