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Malik Adnan to be awarded with Tamgha-e-Shujaat: PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday announced Tamgha-e-Shujaat for a man who tried to shelter and save Sri Lankan manager Priyantha Diyawadana from the factory workers in Sialkot.

Taking to Twitter PM Imran Khan about this person said: “On behalf of the nation I want to salute moral courage & bravery of Malik Adnan who tried his utmost to shelter & save Priyantha Diyawadana from the vigilante mob in Sialkot, endangering his own life by physically trying to shield victim. We will award him Tamgha-e-Shujaat.”

Malik Adnan was the production manager of the factory. He was spotted in many video trying to save the Sri Lankan national Priyantha Diyawadana at the Sialkot factory before a mob overpowered him and tortured him to death.

This tragic incident had taken place at a factory located at Sialkot’s Wazirabad Road, where a foreign factory manager was brutally tortured by the workers with sticks and tortured to death.

The police on Sunday identified and arrested six more of the main alleged culprits involved in the lynching of 49-year-old Sri Lankan factory manager Priyantha Kumara in Sialkot over blasphemy allegations. Police had so far arrested 125 accused of the incident.

A mob comprising hundreds of protestors, including the employees of the factory Kumara was the manager of, had tortured him to death on Friday and later burnt his body.

The FIR was registered against 900 workers of Rajco Industries on the application of Uggoki Station House Officer (SHO) Armaghan Maqt under sections 302, 297, 201, 427, 431, 157, 149 of the Pakistan Penal Code and 7 and 11WW of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

The applicant admitted that the protesters had slapped, kicked, punched and hit Kumara with sticks in his presence, and dragged him out of the factory on Wazirabad Road where he died. They then set the body on fire. The SHO said he was helpless in front of the mob owing to shortage of personnel.

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