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January 12, 2018
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Punjab govt makes headway in Zainab case

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif meets father of Zainab during his visit to Kasur. File Photo

LAHORE: The Punjab government  on Friday claimed to have made progress  in the  investigation in the rape and murder case of  eight years old Zainab.

Speaking at a press conference, Malik Ahmed Khan, a spokesman for the provincial government, said looking at the evidence  collected by investigators   so far he can say the culprits  would be  taken to logical end.

He further said  the the pattern of the crime suggests that a serial killer was behind the the latest  incident of  child abuse and murder.

The spokesman said the  Punjab chief minister has ordered swift action against the policemen for opening live fire on the protesters  in Kasur.

Khan said the government would share details of the progress made in  the probe in  24 hours with the people.

"We are  close to  a  the  suspect after examination of the evidence," said he.

He said   incidents of child abuse taking place in a single area were deplorable.

Speaking at the press conference, Rana Mashood, Punjab Education Minister  said some suspects were rounded up during the investigations  being carried out on the basis of merit, adding that a "breakthrough"  would be shared with the public soon.

He also called on the citizens  of Kasur to maintain peace and not indulge in the  damaging  public property.

Another official of the government, told  the media that peace has been restored in Kasur.




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