Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak paid a visit to Asma’s family in Mardan. Asma, a 4 year old minor was allegedly raped then murdered.

CM KP assured Asma’s family that they would be provided with every possible help in the case.

District Nazim Himayatullah Mayar put forward demands to the authorities to add clauses of rape and terrorism in the case and arrest the suspects within 24 hours.

Pictures were posted on Pervaiz Khattak's twitter account where he could be seen visiting the family and offering prayers:

A four-year-old girl was found dumped in a junkyard in the Jandarpar Gujjar Garhi area of Mardan four days ago. Reportedly, she went missing while playing outside her house a week ago. Her body was found from a sugarcane field the next day after she went missing but local police have failed to make a breakthrough so far.

Mardan District Police Officer Dr Mian Saeed Ahmed told the media at local press club that in addition to a joint investigation team (JIT), four other teams are working on the case under his supervision.

The district police chief blamed the delay in the arrest of culprits on lack of technology, saying: “The incident occurred in a far-flung area where CCTV cameras and other electronic facilities aren’t available. That’s why it is difficult for police to investigate the case on technical basses. Police are relying on human resources.”

He further said, “This is a blind murder and my police accepted it as a challenge. A sum of Rs500,000 award is announced for the informer. The deceased was killed by strangling and her body bore torture marks.”