Kasuri says Zainab's killer arrested, CJP's spokesperson denies

04:47 PM | 11 Jan, 2018
Kasuri says Zainab's killer arrested, CJP's spokesperson denies
LAHORE - The main suspect in the Zainab's rape-murder case has been taken into custody, a prominent lawyer claimed on Thursday.

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.

Talking to the media, the lawyer-politician shared the development at his recent meeting with the CJP in which Mr Kasuri appeared as a resident of the Punjab district.

"The Chief Justice shared the good news with me that the prime suspect has been arrested after being identified from CCTV footage," Mr Kasuri said, adding that the CJP was informed about the arrest by the security agencies.

However, his claim was immediately rejected by the Supreme Court spokesperson, who said Mr Kasuri took the CJP's words out of context.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan had told Mr Kasuri that there were reports of the killer's arrest on social media but he didn't make any such statement as claimed by the lawyer-politician, the spokesperson clarified.

Zainab, 7, was raped and killed in Kasur, days after she went missing from home. Her body was found in a heap of garbage five days after she was abducted when she was on her way to Holy Quran class.

After the incident, police sent the dead body to a hospital for postmortem. Initial reports revealed that the girl was raped multiple times.

Her parents were performing Umrah and reached their house Wednesday evening to bury their child.

The child's death sparked widespread protests across the city, turning violent after police used firepower to disperse them. Two protesters were killed while another two were wounded by gunshots.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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