Pakistan court overturns acquittal of multiple-stabbing suspect

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has overturned the acquittal of a man in the case of a woman who was stabbed 23 times.

Shah Hussain was convicted in 2017 to seven years in prison over the stabbing of Khadija Siddiqui in Lahore.

The attack took place in May 2016, when Khadija was on her way to pick up her younger sister from school.

However, Hussain was acquitted by the Lahore High Court a year later.

The victim appealed the decision and the acquittal has now been overturned by Pakistan’s top court – with Hussain immediately arrested outside of the courtroom.

Khadija told reporters: "Today is a victory for all women."

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