Shahbaz meets bereaved family of Zainab in Kasur
LAHORE/KASUR, Jan 11 (SABAH): Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday vowed that justice will be served in Zainab murder case and announced a reward of 10 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. Chief minister has also announced to provide one job to family members of two martyred persons.
Meanwhile Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif reached the house of seven-year-old Zainab in Kasur, who was brutally murdered after rape, on late Wednesday night.
He met the parents and other family members of Zainab and condoled her tragic murder. CM Shahbaz assured the bereaved family of provision of justice in the case. Shahbaz said he will not sit peacefully until and unless culprit of the incident is brought to justice.
Newly-appointed DPO Kasur Zahid Khan Marwat briefed CM Shahbaz on his arrival in Kasur. Zahid Khan Marwat said that two suspicious people have been detained whereas a case against 16 people has also been lodged.
He continued that investigation from three policemen man, who resorted to aerial firing at protesters that killed two people, is underway.
The spokesman for Punjab government, Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan and top police officials also accompanied CM Shahbaz during the visit.
Speaking on the occasion, Malik Ahmad Khan said that culprits involved in Zainab case will be apprehended soon. He also said that police officials involved in firing on unarmed protesters have been arrested.
Zainab was kidnapped six days ago 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.