LAHORE - Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday took notice of a television film being made on brutal incident of rape and murder of seven-year old Zainab Amin of Kasur.

Muhammad Amin Ansari, father of the deceased girl, appeared before the bench at the Supreme Court Lahore registry. He pleaded to the court that he had come to know that a film was being made about the brutal incident of his daughter. “It is very embarrassing for us as it will damage us more,” said Muhammad Amin.

The CJP asked the AGP about the law of filmmaking and observed that “it must be determined”.

Muhammad Amin, father of the girl, had earlier served a legal notice on a private channel for making film on the incident with the name of “Zainab kay Qaatil”. He said such movies caused his family distress and was violation of the fundamental rights. He said he would sue the channel for making film on his daughter’s brutal murder.

Zainab, who went missing on January 4 from Kasur’s Kot Road area, was found dead and buried in a trash heap in Kasur on Jan 9.  The horrific incident triggered widespread outrage and protests across the country with people calling for public execution of the culprit. The incident blew the lid on the horrifying reality of how children in a brutalised society are vulnerable to sexual abuse.

In a separate case involving Eden Housing Society, the top court ordered the authorities to put names of the accused on the Exit Control List.

A two-member bench led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar passed the order.

During the proceedings, the NAB counsel said that the assets and accounts of the accused of Eden Society had been sealed but the accused had escaped abroad.  “We’ll get red warrants to get them arrested,” the counsel said. The chief justice asked him whether he knew that how the red warrants were issued.

“Without court orders, red warrants could not be issued,” the bench observed. However, the Eden Society’s counsel pleaded to the court for more time and said that all the matters would be resolved. The court adjourned the hearing.