The bill, which will have jurisdiction across the country, was already passed by the National Assembly in January.
Justice for Zainab
Justice for Zainab
Previously, the bill only applied to Islamabad.
Under the bill, the maximum sentence handed down to perpetrators of child sexual abuse will be life imprisonment.
Have we learnt any lessons since last year?
As if to mark the one year anniversary of Zainab’s murder, the FIA recently revealed details of yet another predator.
Early this year, #JusticeforZainab became a rallying cry for an end to violence against children.
"Zainab would have been seven years, two months old today," says victim's father, who was present at the execution.
Bench says only the government has the authority to order a public execution under Section 22 of ATA 1997.
Petitioner states that Section 22 of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 empowers the government to hang a convict publicly.
Warrants issued after President Arif Alvi rejected Ali's appeal for clemency on October 10.
Imran Ali given 5 counts of death penalty, 1 count of life imprisonment, Rs4.5m in fines and Rs1.075m compensation.
"Crimes committed by petitioner were absolutely horrendous and barbaric," say judges, upholding his death sentence.
Asks for reports from Punjab advocate general, attorney general and Pemra.
"I would not allow anyone to use the name of my daughter for one’s vested interest," says Zainab's father.
Imran Ali's appeal for leniency for confessing to his crime has been dismissed.
News One anchorperson tells court he does not wish to contest findings of the JIT which termed his claims to be false.
Amin Ansari asks court to investigate alleged facilitators, gang members of Zainab's convicted rapist and murderer.
Masood had alleged Zainab's convicted rapist, murderer was member of pornography gang.
"Shahid Masood has failed to substantiate his claims with proof," says JIT in a report submitted to the SC.
Law Ministry ordered to clarify whether public hanging would violate Constitution, Supreme Court order.
The matter will be reviewed by the High Court irrespective of whether Imran Ali files an appeal.
Zainab case: Convict Imran Ali appeals to LHC to overturn death penalty verdict, says he's 'not guilty'
Convict claims ATC trial was conducted in haste, legal requirements were not fulfilled.
6-year-old Zainab Amin was abducted, raped and murdered early in January by Ali, who later hid her body in a trash heap.
Proceedings complete in four days.
Verdict to be announced on Feb 17.
Imran Ali, 24, pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting and murdering Zainab, says defence lawyer.
SC wraps up hearing as trial of suspected serial rapist and murderer begins in an Anti-Terrorism Court in Lahore.
Hearings will be conducted on a daily basis and the trial is expected to wrap up within a week.
'I wouldn't want my kids to see and be brutalised by it' — parents speak out against public hangings
Parents from various backgrounds across Pakistan share their views on public executions and their effect on children.
"Criminals are not hanged in public in a democratic society," says PML-N MNA.