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LAHORE: A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Tuesday upheld the death sentence handed down to Imran Ali in connection with the rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab Ansari in Kasur.

The bench comprising Justice Sadaqat Ali Khan and Justice Shehram Sarwar Chaudhry dismissed the convict’s appeal.

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Additional Prosecutor General Punjab Abdul Samad pleaded with the bench to dismiss his appeal.

The convict’s counsel Asad Jamal questioning the DNA report argued that the trial court had decided the matter in haste under media pressure. He also sought time for preparation.

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