ISLAMABAD -  The chief justice of Pakistan on Friday took suo motu notices of Asma rape and murder case, and of landing and take-off of private aeroplanes on all airports in Pakistan.

In murder and rape of four-year-old Asma, the CJP Mian Saqib Nisar called report from the Inspector-General Police, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa within 24 hours.

As per news report aired by a section of media, a minor girl, Asma, resident of Mardan, had gone missing, and later her body was found in nearby fields. The girl was reportedly raped before being killed. Regarding private aeroplanes, the chief justice issued direction to the director-general Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Karachi to produce record of private aeroplanes.

He ordered the DG CAA, Karachi, to appear before the court on Saturday (today) at the Supreme Court Branch Registry Karachi and produce the record of movement of private planes/jets on all airports during the last 15 days.

The chief justice also directed the DG, CAA to submit report about inquiry/investigation pertaining to appointments of pilots made on the basis of fake degrees/certificates.

SC TO TAKE UP ZAINAB CASE

TOMORROW

The Supreme Court will take up Zainab murder and rape case on Sunday (tomorrow) at Lahore Registry.

Earlier, a three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on January 25 had heard the case with particular reference to some startling revelations made by anchor Dr Shahid Masood in his television show.

The chief justice, while taking notice of the TV show had summoned Dr Shahid Masood and he had told the court that Imran Ali, the accused in Zainab murder’s case was a member of pornography gang and had 37 foreign currency bank accounts, and the backing of the country's most important personality and a minister.

During the hearing, video clip of Dr Shahid Masood’s talk show was played in the courtroom, wherein the anchor claimed that Imran Ali, the accused person in the Zainab murder case who was in custody was not mentally retarded and a fool, and had 37 foreign accounts besides having the backing of some influential figures.