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Sri Lankan PM is confident that PM Imran Khan will punish Sialkot culprits

Sri Lankan PM is confident that PM Imran Khan will punish Sialkot culprits!

It was on Friday, when in a horrible incident when a mob of factory workers lynched its Sri Lankan manager Priyantha Kumara to death and burned his body in Sialkot.

Following the incident, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday expressed shock at the brutal Sialkot lynching of a Sri Lankan national, but expressed confidence in PM Imran Khan’s commitment to punishing all those involved.

PM Mahinda Rajapaksa in a tweet expressed his grief tweeted, “Shocking to see the brutal and fatal attack on Priyantha Diyawadana by extremist mobs in #Pakistan. My heart goes out to his wife and family. #SriLanka and her people are confident that PM @ImranKhanPTI will keep to his commitment to bring all those involved to justice.”

A day earlier,  PM Imran Khan declared the day of the incident shameful for Pakistan and vowed to punish the culprits.

“The horrific vigilante attack on a 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 the full severity of the law. Arrests are in progress,” PM Imran Khan had tweeted.

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On the other hand, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said he is in contact with his Sri Lankan counterpart and has assured him of justice to the victim’s family.

“Sri Lanka has appreciated Pakistan’s response towards the incident,” Qureshi said, adding that the family has also been approached and “we will satisfy them completely”.

Development in Sialkot Lynching case investigation

The Punjab government has forwarded a preliminary report into the lynching of a Sri Lankan factory manager in Sialkot to Prime Minister Imran Khan.

According to the report, the police have detained 112 people including the two prime suspects.

In collaboration with the police, the Special Branch, Counter-Terrorism Department, and other law enforcement agencies conducted more than 50 raids.

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