CM calls Farzana’s stone to death an act of terrorism, orders trial in anti-terror court

*Shahbaz calls perpetrators of inhuman acts beasts, burden

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed that the case of stoning to death of a married woman in front of the Lahore High Court be tried in anti-terrorist court and issued instructions to the provincial police chief to ensure maximum punishment to all the accused involved in this tragic incident.

Farzana Parveen – the victim whose family was in opposition to her choice of husband – was attacked with bricks when the attackers intercepted on her way to the court on the busiest Fane Road. Police booked her father, two brothers, cousins and some other relatives in the killing.

Chief Minister Shahbaz issued instructions for the immediate arrest of the remaining accused and said that such brutal incidents were a blotch on humanity and a matter of concern for every segment of the society. He said that this crime was not less than an act of terrorism and the death of a woman at the hands of her father and brothers reflects a highly violent attitude which should be curbed at any cost.

The chief minister also said that such inhuman incidents were intolerable and the perpetrators were beasts in human form and a burden on the society. Earlier, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also said that incidents of ‘killing for honour’ in the presence of police were deplorable.

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