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.