LAHORE - The video of self-immolated girl of Muzaffargarh Amna Batool brought tears to the eyes of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

He was presiding over a meeting on Tuesday regarding progress into the case of Amna Batool while reviewing the law and order situation in the province.

A video of interview of Amna Batool was shown to the meeting in which she complained that the police had demanded Rs75000 as bribery for the case. This brought tears to the eyes of the CM. He said that though the innocent girl belonged to a poor family yet she had self-respect.

He lamented that police concerned did not provide justice to the girl, but now it is a test case for police and justice will be provided to the aggrieved family at any cost. Shahbaz Sharif directed Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah to review the progress of the case on daily basis. The CM said that he will personally monitor the case himself.

Since January, the gang-rape victim had been running from pillar to post to meet an officer to tell her ordeal but to no avail.

From the national exchequer, the well-off politician has compensated the bereaved family by handing over Rs500,000 cheque.

And, the chief minister has suspended a few cops to cool off public outcry – a practice done after any criminal negligence such as the Khanewal Punchayat’s stoning to death of Maryam Bibi in 2012, Lahore’s Josef Colony arson in March 2013, and Rawalpindi sectarian strife in November last.

Currently, most of the officers who were removed after the above-mentioned incidents are ‘serving’ on lucrative posts in the same province.