Sialkot factory workers mob tortures Sri Lankan manager to death

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A screengrab of video footage exhibiting workers vandalising the manufacturing facility. — Geo Information
  • Workers vandalise manufacturing facility situated on Wazirabad Highway, block site visitors.
  • “Extraordinarily shocked” CM Punjab vows nobody will probably be spared.
  • PM’s aide on non secular concord says act “un-Islamic, inhumane”.

SIALKOT: A Sri Lankan nationwide, working as a supervisor at a personal manufacturing facility on Wazirabad Highway in Sialkot, was tortured to loss of life by a mob on Friday, police stated.

District Police Officer Omar Saeed Malik stated the employees of the manufacturing facility severely beat the foreigner, resulting in his demise.

The staff additionally vandalised the manufacturing facility and blocked site visitors, based on the police. Upon receiving a report of the incident, a heavy contingent of police reached the spot and tried to regulate the scenario.

“After profitable talks with the indignant group of protesters, site visitors was resumed on the street,” the police official stated.

The DPO stated an investigation into the loss of life of the overseas supervisor is below approach.

CM orders inquiry

Responding to the event, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar stated he was “extraordinarily shocked on the horrific Sialkot incident”, stressing that nobody is allowed to take the legislation into their fingers.

“I’ve instructed IG Police to totally examine it […] Relaxation assured, people concerned on this inhumane act is not going to be spared!!” the chief minister stated.

‘Un-Islamic, inhumane act’

Particular Consultant to Prime Minister on Spiritual Concord, Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, stated the killing of the manufacturing facility supervisor on allegations of blasphemy is “regrettable” and “condemnable”. He stated the Pakistan Ulema Council strongly condemns the Sri Lankan nationwide’s homicide.

He stated these accountable will probably be arrested and justice served.

Ashrafi stated that the nation has legal guidelines that take care of blasphemy and by taking the legislation into their fingers, “the attackers have insulted our legal guidelines as nicely”.

“Those that killed the Sri Lankan supervisor in Sialkot have dedicated an un-Islamic, inhumane act,” he added.

‘Deeply alarmed’

As information broke of the incident, worldwide human rights NGO Amnesty Worldwide’s South Asia division issued an announcement saying it’s “deeply alarmed by the disturbing lynching and killing” of the Sri Lankan over a blasphemy accusation.

It demanded that authorities instantly conduct an impartial, neutral and immediate investigation and maintain the perpetrators accountable.

“At this time’s occasion underscores the urgency with which an atmosphere that permits abuse and places lives in danger have to be rectified,” the NGO stated.