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Death warrants issued for Pakistani man in rape, murder of minor girl

A Pakistani man, who was convicted in the rape and murder case of a seven-year-old girl in Punjab province in January, will be executed on October 17 as an anti-terrorism court on Friday issued his death warrants. The incident in January triggered nation-wide street protests in Pakistan with people demanding a harsh punishment for the accused, 23-year-old Imran Ali. Violent protests gripped the Kasur city following her murder that claimed two lives. According to an order issued by anti-terrorism court (ATC) Judge Sheikh Sajjad Ahmed, Ali s death sentence will be carried out on October 17 at Lahore s Central Jail, Dawn news reported. Today s warrants were issued after President Arif Alvi rejected Ali s appeal for clemency in the Zainab case on October 10, said Prosecutor Abdul Rauf Watoo. Ali, a resident of Kasur, was accused of being involved in at least nine incidents of rape-cum-murder of minors, the report said. On January 5, the girl went missing while going to a religious ...

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