ISLAMABAD – Top civil and military leadership vowed that a comprehensive strategy shall be implemented to curb violent incidents like the Sialkot lynching in which a mob killed a foreign national over allegations of blasphemy.
The resolve was made during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan to review overall security situation in the country.
The meeting was attended by Information Minister Fawad Ahmad, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Jawed Bajwa, National Security Advisor Dr. Moeed Yousaf, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar and senior military and civil officers.
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The meeting expressed serious concern over the cruel act of killing of Sri Lankan national Mr. Priyantha Diyawadanage in Sialkot and expressed the resolve to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The participants of the meeting were of the view that individuals and mobs cannot be allowed to take the law into their hands and such incidents cannot be tolerated.
Therefore, a comprehensive strategy shall be implemented to curb such incidents and strict punishments to all the perpetrators shall be ensured.
The forum also appreciated the courage of a citizen named Malik Adnan who endangered his own life to save Mr. Priyantha Diyawadanage.
The meeting also conveyed deepest condolences to the family of late Mr. Priyantha Diyawadanage.