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Sonia Naz rape case: Court voids decision to release main accused

November 28, 2012

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.