Friday, January 27
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NA: (NA starts debate on murder of minor girl in Kasur)

ISLAMABAD: The 51st session of the National Assembly began here at the Parliament House on Friday with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair.

The house started discussion on the situation arising out of the rape and murder of seven year old girl Zainab, in Kasur.

Opening the debate, Leader of Opposition Khurshid Shah said that the horrendous incident has aggrieved the entire country.

He regretted that the police have so far failed to nab the culprit. He said besides arresting the culprit, the government needs to take steps to avoid recurrence of such chilling incidents in future.

Earlier, the house offered fateha for the departed souls of Zainab, former Air Chief Asghar Khan and the soldiers who embraced martyrdom on the Line of Control due to unprovoked Indian firing. The current session of the National Assembly will continue till Jan 25.

Decision to this effect was taken during meeting of the House Business Advisory Committee held here on Friday with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair.