The lawyer of prime suspect-Imran Ali-in Zianab murder case have distanced himself from the case after confession of Ali before Anti Terrorism Court today. 

As the hearing resumed at Kot Latkhpat Jail, Imran Ali confessed of raping and killing seven-year-old in Kasur. After the confession his lawyer told Judge Muhammad Sajjad that his conscience does not allow him to represent such criminal. 

After withdraw of suspect's lawyer, Punjab government assigned a government lawyer, Muhammad Imran, for the case. 

Zainab was raped and killed after being abducted from her aunt's home on January 4. Her dead body was found from a garbage pile on January 9. The incident caused an uproar on social and electronic media. 

The Punjab government authorities arrested accused Imran Ali on January 23 after a DNA match. 

During the hearing 36 witnesses have recorded their statements before ATC. Total of 56 witnesses are named in the case. 

Furthermore, Lahore High Court has ordered ATC to wrap up the proceedings of case within seven days. Hence it is expected that court will give its verdict within next 72 hours.