LAHORE - An anti-terrorism court yesterday acquitted Mustafa Kanju, son of former state minister Mustafa Kanju, and his five accomplices in Zain murder case.

The court held that there was no ‘solid’ evidence against them.

All the eyewitnesses including Sohail Afzal, the key witness of the case and maternal uncle of the deceased Zain refused to identify the suspects.

The court heard the case for six months. Zain, the only child of his widow mother and class 9th student, was killed when he was riding his bike to buy milk from the nearby market when some unidentified people opened fire on April 1.

LHC summons Aysha Ahad’s

security cops

The Lahore High Court yesterday directed a law officer to produce four police personnel deployed for the security of Ayesha Ahad Malik, self-claimed wife of PML-N MNA Hamza Shahbaz.

Ayesha Ahad Malik had filed the petition and pointed out that the Punjab government was not providing her security despite the clear order of the court. She said she had threats to her life.

The petitioner submitted that the court had ordered the government to deploy four police personnel on the security of his client. The government, however, deployed one security personnel for her security.

A law officer on behalf of the Punjab government appeared before the court and he opposed her arguments. The law officer stated that four personnel were deputed as per court’s order.

On it, the court asked the law officer to present four personnel deployed for the security of the petitioner before the court.

Meanwhile, Justice Shams Mahmood Mirza of the Lahore High Court yesterday requested the Chief Justice to constitute a full bench to hear petitions against exorbitant fee structure of private schools.

The judge issued notices to secretary schools and other respondents on the fresh petitions and sent the case to chief justice with a request to constitute a full bench to further hear the matter.

A number of parents filed petitions in the court and challenged the fee structure of private schools. They requested the court to order the government to establish fee structure.