This file photo shows Sonia Naz at a press conference accompanied by the social activist Asma Jahangir. - File Photo

LAHORE: The Federal Shariat Court on Wednesday declared the decision to release the main accused in the Sonia Naz rape case as void, DawnNews reported.

A two-member bench of the FSC, comprising of Justice Shahzad Sheikh and Justice Jahangir Arshad, heard the appeal in the Sonia Naz rape case.

The bench also ordered that a trial be completed in four months’ time.

Naz’s counsel, Zulfiqar Bhutta, said that the ruling calling for a retrial was a victory for justice.

The FSC moreover directed Naz to appear before a judge in a sessions court in Lahore on Dec 10.

Naz had been subjected to gang rape in 2005.

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Talha Naeem
Nov 29, 2012 01:20am
I hope at least in these cases people are served with Justice.
MAH, Abu Dhabi
Nov 30, 2012 06:32am
a crime from 2005!! it is appalling how justice still has not been served
Nov 28, 2012 05:37pm
How smart is it? 7 years old case ordered to complete in few months .