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Plea Submitted In LHC To Publicly Hang Zainab Murderer

Lahore (February 19, 2018): A petition on Monday has been submitted in Lahore High Court (LHC) to execute suspect Imran Ali, who raped and murdered seven-year-old Zainab, in public.

Advocate Ishtiaq Chaudhry filed the plea, stating that there is a need to amend the law to hang the suspect in public as per section 22.

Imran should be executed at the same place where minor’s body was recovered, he added.

Anti Terrorist Court has announced verdict in Zainab Murder Case few minutes ago. According to the verdict court has given death sentence four times to Imran Ali Naqshbandi.

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ATC-I Judge Sajjad Ahmad conducted the proceedings of the trial on daily basis in compliance with the directions of the Lahore High Court at Kot Lakhpat Jail.

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The court has also sentenced Imran to life imprisonment. The culprit was also handed a fine Rs1 million.

Zainab’s father, Mohammad Amin, reached the court earlier today amid high security, to hear the verdict.

Prosecutor General Ehtasham Qadir said the suspect was convicted of kidnapping, raping and murdering Zainab .He said the convict was sentenced to death on four counts and awarded life imprisonment , seven year jail term and Rs700,000 fine on other counts.

The prosecution counsel said that his team has brought the culprit to justice. He further said that the government of Punjab made countless efforts to put the culprit behind the bar.

“Our judiciary now uses DNA evidence like other countries to conclude a case,” he said in a media briefing after the verdict was announced.He further said that despite the confession they wanted to give him a fair trial and prove the case through scientific evidence. Ali will now have 15 days to approach the court to file an appeal.

The verdict was announced in Kot Lakhpat jail amidst tight security. Zainab’s father was also present for the verdict.

The defence and prosecution concluded their arguments earlier this week in the high-profile case, which was heard inside Kot Lakhpat Jail where the accused, Imran Ali Naqshbandi, is jailed on remand.

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