Pakistan Premier Imran Khan has approved a compensation of 100000 US$ for Priyantha Kumara’s family and life long monthly salary to his wife.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that “from now on, the government will not spare anyone” found resorting to violence in the name of religion.
He was addressing a condolence reference at Prime Minister’s Office for Sri Lankan national Diyawadanage Don Nandasiri Priyantha Kumara who was killed last week in Sialkot over blasphemy allegations.
“From now on, if anyone is found using religion, especially resorting to violence in the name of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the government will not spare them,” the premier declared.
He said that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was sent as a blessing for the entire human race, not just Muslims.
“His message was based on two principles: humanity and justice; these two traits distinguish humans from animals,” he said, adding that what happened in Sialkot was an example of “might is right” — a rule that prevails in the jungle, but has no place in human societies.
He said that the kind of events we have been witnessing in the country lately, where some people use religion to torture and burn other human beings, are unacceptable.
Citing the example of the Army Public School massacre, the premier said that since that day, the whole country has decided not to tolerate any such incident again.
“Since then, all Pakistanis have united against terrorism — something which had been unprecedented in the country.”
The premier said that the business community in Sialkot has accumulated $100,000 for the family of the deceased, and that they will continue to send his salary to his widow each month.
PM Khan then spoke about the establishment of the Rehmatul lil Alameen Authority and said that he came up with the idea to bring together Islamic scholars and devise strategies to spread the true message of the Holy Prophet in society.
“We want our children to know who the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was and what was his life like,” the premier said. “To prove oneself to be a true lover of the Prophet, one has to follow his example.”
The PM also talked about the courage of a man named Malik Adnan, who had tried to rescue Priyantha from the violent mob.
“We are proud of his bravery and courage, as he proved that moral strength is greater than physical strength,” the premier said. “Hopefully, the young people of Pakistan will remember Malik Adnan as a human being who stood up in front of hundreds of animals.”
He said that Adnan will be granted an award for his bravery.
At the end of his speech, the premier reiterated: “As long as I am alive, I will not allow incidents like the Sialkot to happen again.”
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