PM assures Lankan President strict action in Sialkot tragedy
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The PM said the Pakistani nation is also angry over the killing of a Sri Lankan citizen in Sialkot and the nation is feeling ashamed.
The prime minister also told the Sri Lankan president that more than 100 people had been arrested.
Spoke to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today in UAE to convey our nation's anger & shame to people of Sri Lanka at vigilante killing of Priyantha Diyawadana in Sialkot. I informed him 100+ ppl arrested & assured him they would be prosecuted with full severity of the law— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 4, 2021
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said in his tweet, "the horrific attack on the factory in Sialkot and the burning alive of the Sri Lankan manager is a shameful day for Pakistan".
"I am overseeing the investigation and no effort will be spared to bring all those responsible to justice," he said. The prime minister had said that "arrests are being made."
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— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 3, 2021
It is pertinent to mention that a mob in Sialkot had brutally killed the manager of a local factory in Sialkot yesterday, accusing him of blasphemy and setting his body on fire.
Till now 118 culprits of Sialkot incident, including all main culprits, have been arrested so far. FIR registered under Anti-Terrorism Act.
Victim Priyantha's wife Niroshi's appeal to PM Imran
Niroshi demanding a fair inquiry of the incident and justice for his husband said he was an innocent man and the killing of him was an inhumane act. The victim Priyantha has two sons, aged nine and fourteen.