Pakistan Zainab murder: Girl's father speaks of devastating grief

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Her body was found discarded in a dustbin four days after she went missing, sparking a huge reaction on social media and a campaign demanding "justice for Zainab".

Two people died in clashes with security forces.

Her parents had gone to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah and had left her in the care of her aunt.

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

The spokesman for Pakistan's Punjab province, Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan, told Reuters that protesters turned violent and attacked a local police office.

The eight-year-old Zainab was found lying dead in trash heap near Kashmir Chowk on Tuesday, five days after she was abducted from Road Kot Area of Kasur and allegedly raped.

It is to be mentioned here that as many as 12 children have been killed after rape in Kasur in one year whereas police officers have killed three people involved in such criminal activities.

Naz goes on to say that the 8-year-old's rape and murder will once again initiate regret, investigation, committess, commission, enquiry and suo moto but, "the truth is that the girl does not need your justice".

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"I want justice! I want justice!"

Pakistani demonstraters carry placards during a protest against the rape and murder of a child in Lahore on January 11, 2018. The girl managed to escape her abductor and return home.

Following the violence and increasing global attention in the case, the hashtag #JusticeForZainab began trending worldwide, and famous Pakistani figures including Nobel Peace Prize victor Malala Yousafzai and members of the national cricket team joined a chorus of disgust at the crime.

She stated during the live telecast that she was hurt as a mother, and later delivered a highly moving speech on the safety of girls in Pakistan. "We have to act swiftly to punish the guilty & ensure that our children are better protected", he said. The perpetrators of these crimes videotaped their victims and blackmailed their families.

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif also instructed authorities to immediately arrest the culprits.

Later her family and local traders staged a protest at what they claimed was a lack of action by the authorities to find the culprit, with shop keepers closing their premises in support.

The protesters, mainly students staged a sit in and blocked a major highway in Lahore, the capital of northeastern Punjab province, Geo TV reported.

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