Violence in the name of religion to not be tolerated anymore: PM Imran


ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday vowed to not spare anyone involved in violence by using religion, especially, the name of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

“The message of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), who was declared by Allah Almighty as Rehmatul-Lil-Alameen, is based humanity and justice,” he said while addressing a condolence reference held to express solidarity with the family of late Sri Lanka citizen Priyantha Kumara, who was lynched by a mob in Sialkot last week.

On the occasion, the premier also awarded an appreciation certificate to Malik Adnan – the person who tried to save the Sri Lankan factory manager from the mob attack by risking his life. He also appreciated Malik Adnan for showing valor and humanity, saying his act had made the whole county and nation proud.

The condolence was attended among others by the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Pakistan, Federal Ministers, Members of Parliament, Ulema, Artists and Civil Society Representatives.

Last week, a mob of private factory employees lynched Kukmara, who worked as export manager there, over the allegations of blasphemy.

A dispute had emerged when the foreign national removed some posters from the machines installed at the factory. The posters were reportedly inscribed with the name of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

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