A Pakistani man, who was convicted of raping and murdering a seven-year-old girl in Punjab province in January will be executed on October 17. An anti-terrorism court on Friday issued death warrants for 23-year-old Imran Ali.
The incident in January triggered nation-wide street protests in Pakistan with people demanding a harsh punishment for the accused. Violent protests gripped the Kasur city following her murder that claimed two lives.
According to an order issued by anti-terrorism court Judge Sheikh Sajjad Ahmed, Ali’s death sentence will be carried out on 17 October at Central Jail Lahore, Dawn news reported.