The recent incident of the 7-year-old Zainab’s rape and murder jolted the whole country and rest of the world. The culprit of the heinous crime was arrested and brought to justice a few weeks after the case. In the new development, a private TV channel recently announced to shoot a telefilm on Zainab.
However, the announcement hasn’t gone down well with Zainab’s father, Amin Ansari, who says that the channel announced the film without seeking his permission. In that regard, Amin Ansari told that he will sue the channel and another NGO who did the same.
‘Zainab Kay Qatil’
The telefilm has been named ‘Zainab Kay Qatil’ and is written by the acclaimed writer Umera Ahmed. Zainab’s father says that he will not let anyone use his daughter’s name for their vested interests. He added;
The TV channel did not bother to seek my permission. I would not allow anyone to use the name of my daughter for one’s vested interest. I am going to sue the TV channel that has announced making a telefilm on Zainab.
Another UK-based Non-Government Organisation (NGO) is also shooting a documentary on Zainab in Kasur. Amin Ansari told;
The UK-based NGO recently visited Kasur and did video recording in our locality. Its representatives visited the school of Zainab in the Munir Shaheed Colony as is shown in the video clip where they met the school administration, teachers and students.
Zainab’s father added that the NGO is using her daughter’s name to make money and she has nothing to do with it. He added that he will go to the court against the NGO as well for not seeking his permission.
The film’s announcement has received criticism from locals of Kasur and social media as both showed their resentment over the idea.