Zainab murder case: Punjab CM announces Rs10mn for culprit’s identification


LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday vowed that justice will be served in Zainab murder case and announced a reward of ten million rupees for the culprit’s identification.

The chief minister headed a session of the Cabinet Committee on Law and Order in which provincial ministers, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) and other relevant persons were present.

Initial reports regarding the Kasur incident were submitted in the meeting, and Shehbaz Sharif ordered to present case challan within 24 hours after arresting the offender.

The CM directed to install CCTV cameras in Kasur immediately under the Safe City Project. He also expressed grief over the demise of two protesters as a result of police’s firing, and announced three million rupees each for their families.

Zainab was kidnapped seven days ago from Road Kot when her parents left for Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah. The girl was strangled to death after being raped, according to initial reports. Police officers recovered Zainab’s body from a garbage heap near Zaki Ada.

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