Sialkot industry to collect special fund for lynched Sri Lankan’s family: Usman

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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar on Tuesday said Sialkot industry will collect a special fund for the family of lynched Sri Lankan citizen.
Talking to media after his condolence visit to Sri Lankan High Commission along with the representatives of business community of Sialkot in Islamabad on Tuesday, Usman Dar said the whole fraternity of Sialkot industry is ashamed of this incident.
Usman said a small group of people has damaged identity of the whole business community of Sialkot.
The Special Assistant lauded the valor of Malik Adnan, who tried to save Priyantha Kumara from lynching at his utmost level.
Earlier, Sri Lankan High Commissioner Wijewickrama called the Sialkot incident a “horrific and horrendous” act, but added that he was satisfied with the arrests made and the launching of legal proceedings.
“At the same time, I have seen that in the last three days people in Pakistan from all areas are condemning it (Kumara’s lynching), and they all say that ‘this is not Pakistan’ and we believe it.”
He acknowledged that Pakistan and Sri Lanka had both assisted each other on a number of occasions, adding that “this particular incident in Sialkot will not have any impact on the relations between the two countries.”
The high commissioner also said that Kumara’s family should be provided “adequate compensation”.
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