LAHORE – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday took suo moto notice of the acquittal of Shah Hussain, the man earlier convicted for stabbing Khadija Siddiqui 23 times.

The CJP summoned all the record of the case from the Lahore High Court (LHC), which acquitted the prime accused in Khadijja Siddiqi case.

Man, who stabbed Khadija Saddiqi 23 times, walks free after acquittal in attempted murder case

In May 2016, the 21-year-old law student was stabbed 23 times in broad daylight on a busy Lahore’s Davis Road while she waited to pick up her 6-year-old sister from school.

Khadija stab case: Primary suspect sentenced to 7 years in prison

The attacker, Shah Husain is a son of a well-known lawyer in the city and was delivered a seven-year sentence on July 29, for attempted murder.