Nobody to be spared perpetrating violence under garb of religion: PM

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Says oppression using name of Islam not allowed

Federal cabinet demands enforcement of strict law against culprits

ISLAMABAD, DEC 07 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has emphatically stated that nobody will be spared perpetrating violence under the garb of religion.

Addressing a condolence reference in memory of Sri Lankan National Priyantha Diyawadana in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said Hazrat Muhammad Rasool Allah Khatim-un-Nabiyeen Sallallaho Alaihe Wa Ala Alayhee Wassalam was sent by God Almighty as a blessing for the whole world.

He said the Holy Prophet brought an ideological revolution and united the humanity. He said the message of the Last Prophet was based on humanity and justice. “Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was sent by God Almighty as a blessing for the whole world, adding that the Holy Prophet brought an ideological revolution and united the humanity and the message of the Last Prophet was based on humanity and justice,” the Prime Minister remarked.

Regretting the lynching of the Sri Lankan national in Sialkot, he said this incident brought embarrassment to the entire nation and dented its image. He said the way horrific incident of Army Public School united the whole nation against terrorism, now we have also decided that Sialkot like despicable incidents will not be allowed in future.

Imran Khan said the purpose of establishing Rehmatul-lil-Alameen Authority is also to bring together all religious scholars and educate our youth about the life and teachings of the Last Prophet.

He said the business community of Sialkot has collected one hundred thousand dollars to be provided to the bereaved family of Priyantha Diyawadana. He said the bereaved family will also continue to receive the monthly salary.

The Prime Minister also appreciated the courage of Malik Adnan who put his life at risk to save the life of the Sri Lankan national. He said Malik Adnan will also be conferred with Tamgha-e-Shujaat.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister also presented him with letter of appreciation. Federal Ministers for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Hamada Zahir, Umar Ayub, Shirin Mazari and Ali Muhammad Khan, Special Assistants Allama Tahir-ul-Ashrafi and Usman Dar, Malik Adnan, who tried to save Sri Lankan citizens from the mob, and Sri Lankan High Commissioner also attended the function.

Meanwhile, the federal cabinet of Pakistan in a meeting under presidency of Prime Minster (PM) Imran Khan on Tuesday demanded enforcement of strict law against culprits of Sialkot lynching incident.

According to details, PM held a meeting with the federal cabinet during which he was brief about the current status of Sialkot lynching case; meanwhile, the internal peace and security situation was also discussed.

It is pertinent to mention here that during meeting, the agenda based on 17-written conditions and the terms of Afghan native’s land, air travelling were discussed. Moreover, the meeting was attended by CEOs of GEPCO and TESCO whereas the approval of petrol dealers margin was also approved by the cabinet. = DNA