Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

To protest minor's rape, murder, Pak anchor goes on air with daughter

To protest minor's rape, murder, Pak anchor goes on air with daughter

Police said Zainab was strangled to death and an autopsy later revealed that she had been raped before being murdered.

The body of seven-year-old Zainab was found in a trash heap in Kasur, northeast Pakistan on Tuesday, days after her family had reported her missing, according to Pakistan paper Dawn.

Zainab's uncle Hafiz Muhammad Adnan called for calm amid the protests and said police should catch the murderer alive. Police in Kasur denied they have been lax in investigating child abductions in the town.

Zainab's funeral was held in Kasur with hundreds of people.

Two protestors were killed and two others injured during the clashes with police, while the Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif ordered to suspend and arrest the cops who opened fire at the mob.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar took a suo motu action against the incident and sought report from the relevant officials of the Punjab police within 24 hours.

Slamming the rigmarole of police investigation and political wrangling over such cases, Naz asserted that what should take precedence is ensuring justice for Zainab and punishment to the perpetrators.

I hope and pray the culprits are not only brought to justice but made an example of.

On Thursday, she went out for Koran recital and never returned home, according to reports. This has led to an outpouring of condemnation on the streets and also on social media under the hashtag #JusticeForZainab.

Zainab's death comes less than three years after a scandal in Kasur when at least 280 children were filmed being sexually abused by a gang of 25 men, who blackmailed their parents by threatening to leak the videos.

The condemnable, horrific rape and murder of Zainab exposes how vulnerable the children are in the society of our country.

'This is not the first time such horrific acts have happened.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said: "The beasts who have disrespected our daughters should be punished immediately".

The barbarous murder of the girl, the 12th such case to occur within a two-kilometre radius of the city over the previous year, ignited a wellspring of anger among the city's residents.

Ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) member Hina Butt has submitted a privilege motion in the Punjab Assembly, seeking justice for 11 other minor girls who were killed after rape in Kasur and adjoining areas during the previous year. Not just the local public but even the celebrities and politicians have condemned the murder of the minor.

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