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Pakistan in shock over ‘ghastly murder’ of Sri Lankan national: CM Buzdar

Strongly condemning the ‘ghastly murder of the Sri Lanka national, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman said that the tragic incident had left every Pakistani in shock.

Staff Reporter BOL News

04th Dec, 2021. 08:01 pm

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. Image: File

Strongly condemning the ‘ghastly murder of the Sri Lanka national, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman said that the tragic incident had left every Pakistani in shock.

“I am speechless over this brutal killing which has left the whole nation sad and ashamed,” he said adding that the government will fulfil all its responsibilities in this regard.

“Those responsible for this awful act do not deserve to be called human beings,” the chief minister said adding that the accused will not escape the stern punishment.

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He assured justice would be served at any cost as such people do not deserve any concession.

“Our religion discourages violence and extremism as Islam is a religion of peace and harmony,” vowing that the accused would be awarded strict punishment according to the law.

The chief minister extended heartfelt sympathies and condolences with the bereaved family and Sri Lankan government and said that the Punjab government is standing beside them in their time of trial.

“Pakistan belongs to everyone who lives here, regardless of any religion, race and cast, every single person who is living in the beloved homeland is Pakistani. Safeguarding the life and property of citizens is the responsibility of the state,” he said.

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SACM and Spokesman Punjab Government Hasaan Khawar has said that a case has been registered against those involved in the tragic incident of Sialkot on the complaint of police under murder and anti-terrorism act.

“During the last 24 hours, police have apprehended 118 people, including 13 major suspects of the incident, by conducting more than 200 raids,” he added.

“No one is allowed to take the law into their own hands,” he said stressing that that departmental inquiry is also being held to see what time police took to reach the spot after receiving the first call and strict action would be taken in case of any delay or negligence.

Hassan Khawar assured the nation that impartial justice would be done.

These views were expressed by him during a joint press conference with IG Police Punjab on the Sialkot incident at DGPR office.

Inspector General of Punjab Police Rao Sardar Ali Khan said that police, by taking prompt action, have arrested 13 main accused in less than 24 hours.

 


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