PM Khan conveys anger, shame to president Rajapaksa

TPL | Published: 10:22 PM Dec 4 2021
Politics PM Khan conveys anger, shame to president Rajapaksa

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has conveyed his nation’s anger and shame over the lynching of Sri Lankan factory manager Priyantha Kumara Diyawadana in Sialkot.

He reached out to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (04) in the United Arab Emirates, Khaleej Times reports.

Khan later tweeted, “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.”

Earlier, Khan strongly condemned the ‘horrific vigilante attack’, calling it a day of shame for Pakistan.

“The burning alive of Sri Lankan manager is a day of shame for Pakistan.”

Reacting to the attack on Twitter, the PM said that he was personally overseeing the investigations, ensuring that those responsible will be punished ‘with full severity of the law’.

Punjab authorities have updated the number of arrests over the killing to 118, saying that 200 raids had been conducted and that among those detained were 13 primary suspects.

Police have obtained footage from 160 CCTV cameras and additional video and data sources such as mobile data and call records were also being analysed.

TPL | Published: 10:22 PM Dec 4 2021

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