LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Friday issued death warrants for convict Imran Ali who has been awarded capital punishment for raping and murdering Kasur’s little Zainab.
The convict will be sent to the gallows on October 17, the ATC judge ruled.
Admin judge Sheikh Sajjad Ahmad issued the warrants.
Death row prisoner Imran Ali was handed four counts of death penalty, one life term, a 7-year jail term and Rs4.1 million in fines in the Zainab rape and murder case.
The convict will be hanged till death on October 17 at Central Jail in Lahore. Imran was sentenced to death on 21 counts.
On June 12, Supreme Court of Pakistan had turned down his plea against death sentence in rape cum murder case of seven-year-old Zainab Ansari.
Earlier, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had taken suo motu notice of delay in implementing sentence of convict.
The trial was held in the special anti-terrorism court in the presence of the killer, Mohammad Imran Ali.
Zainab was found dead in a skip on January 9, 2017 in Kasur district near Lahore several days after her disappearance.
Imran was arrested two weeks after he committed the crime that ignited nationwide protests. Taking suo moto notice, the CJP ordered the concerned authorities to submit report within 24 hours.
The rape and murder of Zainab Ansari was the 12th such case in Kasur district in the last year.—NNI