Zainab's murder: Normalcy returns to Kasur after strike called off

On January 10, protests had erupted in Kasur after Zainab's dead body was found in a garbage heap. Only one of the children survived their ordeal.

"Today I am not Kiran Naz".

However, Rangers and police personnel are still deployed at sensitive places to avoid any untoward situation.

Her parents had gone to Saudi Arabia on a religious pilgrimage.

'Police are not cooperating with us, ' Ghulam Rasool, an uncle of Zainab, said on Thursday. She was the eighth child to have been found raped and murdered in Kasur over the past year, according to a police official anonymously quoted by AFP news agency. Two people have already died due to people's clash with the police authorities and it seems that there will be a necessary change in the law making policies in the Nation and efforts will be made to make the lives of women and little girls a little more safer so that none of them have to suffer the same fate as Zainab. "I demand that the government arrests the culprits and punish them so that other young girls don't meet the same fate", Ansari added.

The Lahore High Court's Chief Justice, Punjab's Chief Minister, the Senate, the Chief Justice of Pakistan and the army chief have all spoken out on social media about the case.

While cases of brutal murders and rapes of minors often catch people's attention, domestic sexual abuse of children, which activists say is widespread in Pakistan, is generally a tabooed topic in the country.

'This is not the first time such horrific acts have happened.

Nobel Peace Prize victor Malala Yousafzai wrote that she was "heartbroken to hear about Zainab", adding: 'This has to stop.

Ihtisham ul Haq, summed up many people's exasperation at a lack of progress in finding the killer.

Ahmad Raza Kasuri maintained he was told by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar that the alleged rapist-killer - a relative of the victim's family - was apprehended by the authorities.

He issued an ultimatum to Mr Sharif and Mr Sanaullah to step down by January 17 to avoid street protests.

While in a statement, the Punjab government spokesperson said first clue of the culprit in Zainab Case was obtained.

  • Rogelio Becker