‘Day of shame for Pakistan’:  PM Imran vows action against culprits of Sialkot lynching


ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday expressed anger over the lynching of a Sri Lankan national in Sialkot, saying all those responsible will be punished with full severity of the law.

Taking to Twitter, the premier said:  “The horrific vigilante attack on factory in Sialkot & the burning alive of Sri Lankan manager is a day of shame for Pakistan”.

“I am overseeing the investigations & let there be no mistake all those responsible will be punished with full severity of the law. Arrests are in progress,” he added.

The Sri Lankan citizen named Priyantha Kumara worked as an export manager at a private factor located on Wazirabad road, Sialkot. A mob comprising factory workers tortured him to death over alleged blasphemy. The violent mob had set her body on fire after killing him.

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar took notice of the incident.

“I am extremely shocked at the horrific Sialkot incident. I have instructed IG Police to thoroughly investigate it. No one is allowed to take law in their hands. Rest assured, individuals involved in this inhumane act will not be spared,” he wrote on Twitter.

Police have arrested more than 50 suspects while others are being identified through CCTV footage and with the help of NADRA.

People from all walks of life in Pakistan have condemned the incident, calling it horrifying. They have urged the government to take immediate measures to curb extremism in the country.

Read also: https://pakobserver.net/sri-lankan-worker-tortured-to-death-in-sialkot-factory-mob-attack/

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