KASUR-A number of political leaders, prominent social activists and religious leaders on Saturday vehemently demanded the Punjab government to bring the culprit(s) of the gruesome incident to the book, blaming the police negligence and the government apathy for the rising crime against children.

Different political and social personalities including PPP stalwart Senator Aitzaz Ahsan, Reham Khan and Office-bearers of Milli Muslim League (MML) and Tehreek Hurmate Rasool (SAWW) visited the house of slain Zainab and condoled her death with her parent.

On the occasion, talking to the media PPP senator Aitzaz Ahsan said that the entire nation shares the grief of Zainab's parents. He flayed the government for deploying 3,000 policemen for the security of Jati Umra but doing nothing noticeable for the public security. He said that the rulers have failed to protect life, honour and property of the common man. He urged the rulers to ensure justice in this case or they will be given tough time otherwise.

Prominent social activist Reham Khan also arrived at the house of Zainab, met her parents and expressed condolence over death of their daughter. She urged Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif to arrest Zainab's murderer as fast as Metro train is being constructed in Lahore. She also advised politicians to avoid political point scoring on the horrendous incident.


Office-bearers of Milli Muslim League (MML) and Tehreek Hurmate Rasool (SAWW) met the parents of Zainab. They expressed condolences over death of the girl. Talking to media, MML president Saifullah Khalid and Tehreek convener Maulana Amir Hamza urged the govt to arrest the culprit(s) and award them exemplary punishment so that no one dare commit such crime in future. They blamed the government's incompetence for the incident. "Such incidents cannot be prevented unless the culprits are made an example for others," they pointed out.


A suspect roaming outside Zainab's house can be seen in a new video clip. The video clip tells that there might not be a single person involved in abduction of the girl. However, final report will be given after DNA test.


At least 30 people who had been arrested while protesting over murder of Zainab are still in prison. The girl's father, Amin Ansari, said that he will talk to the authorities concerned for their release. A committee has been formed for the purpose. Committee chairman Khadim Hussain Kasuri, a senior PML-N leader, said "We had tried our best to avoid violence but all our efforts to resolve the issue through negotiations failed and the protests turned violent." He vowed to go all out for justice in Zainab's case.