Sialkot lynching inhuman and barbaric, says Tahir Ashrafi
Says case under Terrorism Act will be registered
December 4, 2021 07:47 AM
PM special envoy for interfaith harmony Tahir Ashrafi has said the killing of Sri Lankan manager in Sialkot is unIslamic, inhuman and barbaric, 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Friday.
The killers will be brought to book at all costs, said Tahir Ashrafi, who is also head of the Pakistan Ulema Council. The Pakistan Ulema Council strongly condemned this act, he told the media.
Flanked by Punjab government spokesperson Hassan Khawar, he said there is a law of blasphemy and the killers have violated that law as well as damaging the Pakistani’s image.
He convoyed his condolence to the bereaved families and renewed resolve to bring to book the culprits at all costs. A case will be registered under the Terrorism Act, Tahir Ashrafi said. The Punjab government spokesperson told the media that an impartial inquiry would be held.
Approximately 50 people have been arrested, he said, adding that CCTV footage is being obtained to identified the real culprits and the top cop too issued directives for speedy proceedings.
"Pakistan, in fact any civilised society, cannot allow such gruesome acts to occur. We will conduct a completely impartial inquiry," he said.
"Islam is a religion that preaches peace, security and brotherhood and forbids torture. Those responsible for this act will not be accorded any concessions and will be prosecuted under the law," he added.