LAHORE – As Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had vowed to resolve the Kasur child rape case as soon as possible, police achieved a major success in fourteen days as the main accused is now behind the bars.

The rapist and killer of seven-year-old Zainab from Kasur has been arrested, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif confirmed on Tuesday evening.

“Zainab’s murderer has been caught. His name is Imran. He is 24-year-old resident of Kasur and he is a serial killer,” Shehbaz told a press conference in Lahore.

Zainab was kidnapped on January 4 when she was on her way to Holy Quran class. Her body was discovered five days later from a garbage pile. The post-mortem report revealed that the minor girl had been raped and murdered.

The performance of Punjab police and dedication of the chief minister received high praises from public and stalwarts of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

PML-N President Nawaz Sharif, soon after the press conference of Punjab CM, praised Shehbaz as “Well done Shehbaz Sharif” and “Well done Punjab Police”.

Later, Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, heaped praises on Shehbaz Sharif for catching the accused.

In response to the admiration from his niece, the Punjab chief minister on Twitter wrote: “Thank u baiti.. Allah b praised. With the prayers of Ami jee, parents of Zainab & whole nation we succeeded in resolving this heinous case…”