Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Two dead as Pakistan protests over child killer turn violent

Two dead as Pakistan protests over child killer turn violent

"Two protesters have been killed and three others injured, the situation is still tense", he said. "We do not want such an inadequate system". It is said that the smaller the corpse, the heavier it feels. Police officers recovered her body from a garbage heap near Zaki Ada. "Kasur has been in the spotlight because such cases were reported there in the past", Manizeh Bano, director of the non-governmental organisation Sahil, told DW. People in the community are angry about what they consider years of inaction from the police in the face of rampant child abuse, and Zainab's murder soon sparked riots in the streets and an outpouring of support online under the hashtag #JusticeForZainab.

On Thursday, protesters threw stones at government buildings and set cars and a local politician's office alight, complaining that police had not done more to stop violence against children.

After every incident of child abuse, the debate in Pakistan focuses on the government's inefficiency to act against the perpetrators of the crime.

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

"In Pakistan, security is only for leaders and we are just common insects".

The chief minister ordered that the charge-sheet for the case should be presented in court within 24 hours.

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The horrific incident triggered public outrage throughout the country with people demanding justice for the child.

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

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. Can our agencies and authorities capture him?', he tweeted.

Firebrand cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri who took part in the girl's funeral service demanded the local government be replaced, saying it has "no right to remain in power after the killing of Zainab Ansari".

The country is in a state of shock, with social media flooded with messages of solidarity with Zainab's family and anger at the provincial government of Punjab.

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