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Lynching of Sri Lankan national ‘day of shame for Pakistan’: PM Imran

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan referred to the terrible lynching attack at the Sialkot factory and the life of the Sri Lankan manager as Pakistan’s Day of Shame.

In a tweet on Friday, he said that he is monitoring the investigation and that those responsible will be severely punished by the law. He said he was under arrest.

At the same time, Dr. Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Minister of Religious Affairs and Interreligious Harmony, stated that all those involved in the Sialkot incident will be brought to justice and punished in accordance with the law.

In a statement on Friday, he said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken serious notice of the horrific incident and directed Punjab government to arrest all culprits within twenty four hours.

He said that said a transparent and impartial inquiry would be held into the incident.

He said that protection of life and properties of foreigners and non-Muslim is responsibility of the state and nobody can be allowed to take the law in hand.

The Minister said that the Sialkot incident was an extrajudicial execution and a heinous attempt to create religious hatred in the country.

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