LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday took a suo motu notice of the delay in implementation of Imran Ali’s sentence in the Zainab rape and murder case.
The CJP ordered the authorities concerned to submit a report in this regard within 24 hours.
Imran Ali was convicted of rape and murder of Kasur’s seven-year-old Zainab Ansari and sentenced to death.
Zainab was found dead in a garbage dump on January 9 in Kasur district several days after her disappearance. Imran was arrested two weeks after he committed the crime that resulted in country-wide protests.
The rape and murder of Zainab was the 12th such case in Kasur district within a year.