LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday visited the house of the five girls who were assaulted by the influential of village Noon, Muridke. He expressed his shock over the incident and sympathized with the family of the victims. The CM announced financial assistance for the girls and provision of free technical education in Tevta institution.

Shahbaz warned that the accused involved in this heinous crime will not escape the punishment and assured that justice would be provided to the affected girls at all costs. He said that those who assaulted the girls were not human. The CM assured that all accused would be arrested soon. He said that jobs would also be provided by the Punjab government to the affected girls.

Issuing order to the police authorities to arrest the accused within 24 hours, the CM said that justice must be provided to the aggrieved families and challan against the accused should be submitted at the earliest.

The CM disclosed that the police and the administration have arrested three accused by taking immediate action. The CM was told that raids were being conducted to apprehend the remaining accused.

Separate, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday said that, like the past four years, Youm-e-Ashur, this year had passed peacefully.

He said the services of the cabinet committee, lawmakers , lawmen, scholars and all the concerned institutions in maintaining peace were highly praiseworthy.

He said that the country can be transformed into a haven of peace by ensuring the eradication of terrorism through unity.