Special Assistant to CM Punjab for information Firdous Ashiq Awan has announced on Thursday that two persons suspected in Lahore Motorway Rape Case have accepted the charges against them.
“The statements of both suspects, Shafqat and Abid have been recorded under section 164 (and) they have confessed (their) crime,” said SACMP Awan while addressing the media.
According to SACMP, the other legalities like DNA and Forensic reports have also been concluded. “Since the victim of the case wants to remain her identity as secret, the trial is being conducted inside the jail ,” SACMP further added.
SACMP Firdous Ashiq Awan also praised ”Rape Ordinance” recently approved by the President Arif Alvi. She also expressed her thoughts that the ordinance would play an important role in the case and set a great precedence.
The Ordinance includes punishments like life imprisonment, death penalty and chemical castration.