Head of the joint investigation team (JIT), formed to probe the rape and murder case of seven-year-old Zainab, today changed by Punjab government after her father's objection.

Official government notice states that Additional IG Abu Bakr Khuda Baksh has been replaced by Multan Regional Police Officer DIG Muhammad Idrees.

Yesterday, Zainab's father, Ameen, had objected to the inclusion of the previous JIT head in a press conference.

The minor girl, a resident of Road Kot area of Kasur, had gone missing on January 4 when she ventured out of the house. Her body was found in a garbage pile near Kashmir Chowk five days later.