Uproar in NA as Zainab case echoes in Parliament

ISLAMABAD: Expressing extreme annoyance over Kasur incident, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah said Punjab government’s tall claims of unfailing security arrangements fell flat after the incident.
Speaking on floor of the house, the opposition leader said the provincial government has been failed to provide protection to the citizens.
Calling upon the house to play its due role, Shah said the parliament needs effective results now.
“The house must be informed about implementation on our recommendations. The government is lukewarm in making a response to the opposition’s proposals,” he underlined.
On the occasion, he also demanded the crime figures from all provinces to be submitted in the parliament.
Seven-year-old Zainab from Kasur was kidnapped, raped, murdered and dumped near garbage heap earlier this week. The incident sparked widespread protests in the country, demanding justice for the minor rape victim.
The girl’s rape and murder sparked widespread outrage as the people from all social strata deplored the incident as horrific, demanding Justice For Zainab.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, while chairing a meeting, announced Rs 10 million reward for those who would help identify the killer of Zainab.
The protests turned violent on Wednesday when police personnel opened fire on hundreds of protesters, outside the DC Office in Kasur, killing two people.
The current session of the National Assembly will continue till 25th of this month.
Decision to this effect was taken during meeting of the House Business Advisory Committee held in Islamabad today with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair.
Meanwhile, the situation in Kasur on Friday has partially normalized after two days of seven-year-old Zainab’s brutal murder as the traders have called off shutter down strike.
The negotiations between Rangers and administration were positively concluded yesterday as maximum educational institutions have been opened today whereas the transportation can also be witnessed on the roads.
Queues were seen at breakfast markets in the early morning whereas the traffic flow has also been restored in the metropolis.
However, Rangers and police personnel are still deployed at sensitive places to avoid any untoward situation. The officers have requested the citizens to not violate law and order.
On the other hand, Zainab’s murderer is still at large despite operations launched by the security forces while investigation from the arrested suspicious people is also underway to collect further evidence.
Earlier, the enraged protesters besieged civil hospital and chanted slogans against the administration. They also blocked main road for traffic, demanding to hang the culprit in public so that no such incident will happen in future.
Funeral prayers of those died in police firing were also offered in Kasur. – NNI