The incident passed off within the Punjabi metropolis of Sialkot on Friday.
Khan known as the incident a “horrific vigilante assault” and stated he was overseeing the investigations.
“Let there be no mistake, these accountable might be punished with [the] full severity of the regulation. Arrests are in progress,” Khan stated on Twitter on Friday.
The person who was murdered was a Buddhist manufacturing unit supervisor named Prantha Kumar, in keeping with Khurram Shehzad, a spokesperson for Sialkot police.
Kumar’s physique has since been recovered from the mob and delivered to a neighborhood hospital, Shehzad stated.
The Human Rights Fee of Pakistan condemned the incident and stated: “The savagery with which a Sialkot mob has tortured a Sri Lankan man to loss of life on flimsy allegations of blasphemy ought to deliver dwelling the grim actuality of spiralling radicalisation in Pakistan.”
Punjab’s chief minister Usman Buzdar stated in a tweet that the inspector basic of police has been tasked to research the incident.
CNN has reached out to the Sri Lankan Embassy for remark.