High level meeting chaired by PM Imran Khan resolves to bring perpetrators involved in Sialkot lynching to justice
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
Prime Minister Imran chaired a high-level meeting of the country’s civil and military leadership on Monday to review the overall security situation in Pakistan after the brutal mob lynching of a Sri Lankan national in Sialkot last week.
The meeting was attended by Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Jawed Bajwa, National Security Adviser Dr. Moeed Wasim Yousuf, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood, DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar and other senior military and civil officers.
According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, the participants resolved to bring the perpetrators involved in the Sialkot lynching to justice.
According to the PMO, the participants of Monday’s security meeting were of the view that individuals and mobs could not be allowed to take the law into their hands and such incidents could not be tolerated.
The country’s civil and military leadership expressed serious concern over Kumara’s lynching, stressing the need for implementing a comprehensive strategy to curb such incidents and ensuring “strict punishment” for all the perpetrators, the PMO said.
It added that the participants also acknowledged the act of bravery by one of Kumara’s colleagues, Malik Adnan, who was seen confronting a group of angry men in an attempt to save the former in a video of the incident.
“Malik Adnan […] endangered his own life to save Priyantha Kumara,” the PMO’s statement said, adding that the participants of the meeting also conveyed their deepest condolences to the family of late Kumara.