The Minister for Religious Affairs Noor ul Haq Qadri said that The Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of the Sialkot incident where a Sri Lankan manager of a factory was set ablaze by an enraged mob.
Noor ul Haq Qadri said that “The PM Imran Khan has contacted Punjab government and sought details regarding the unfortunate incident,” added that the premier has directed to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The Federal Religious Minister further shared that PM Imran Khan has said that safeguarding the life and property of foreigners is the responsibility of the state and no one would be allowed to take the law into their hand.
Hasaan Khawar, The SACM on Information while detailing the incident and subsequent actions from the state said during a press conference that the factory workers allegedly tortured the manager and the police reached the incident site as soon as they were informed regarding it.
The SACM said that “We will take action if police’s negligence is proved in the case,”
The spokesman for the Punjab government said that “The incident with the Sri Lankan factory manager was unfortunate,” added that a high-level inquiry has been ordered into it by the chief minister Punjab.
He also shared that nearly 50 people have been apprehended over their alleged involvement in the entire episode as authorities are also looking into the CCTV footage to make further arrests.
Tahir Ashrafi, The PM’s special aide on religious harmony while speaking during the press conference condemned the entire incident and said that those involved in the Sialkot episode have defamed the teachings of the religion.
Tahir Ashrafi said that “This is an attempt to hurt blasphemy laws in the country,” added that no case has been registered in the ongoing year under these laws, “There is a law to deal with this issue and no one could be allowed to take the law into his own hand,” He said
PM’s special aide on religious harmony further announced that a delegation of religious scholars would visit the Sri Lankan embassy to condole over the unfortunate incident.
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