ISLAMABAD- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has taken notice of incident of 25year-old woman who was stoned to death by her family outside the Lahore High Court today for marrying the man of her choice.

He said, the occurrence of this despicable incident in the presence of police is not tolerable. He directed that those involved in the murder should be brought to justice.

The PM has said that those involved in the murder which took place in broad daylight in Punjab’s provincial capital of Lahore would be brought to book. He also directed that report of the incident should be submitted in the PM office by today evening.

Moreover, on Wednesday, police teams raided a number of residences and other places to arrest those suspected of involvement in the brutal killing. Civil society, legal fraternity, parliamentarians, and National and Provincial Commissions on the Status of Women on Wednesday had expressed their shock and grief over the brutal murder and demanded of the government to take stern action.