Maulana Tariq Jamil along with Special Assistant to Prime Minister and Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi met with the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to extend their condolences on the death of Priyantha Kumara.

Maulana Tariq Jamil, while talking to media said, “What happened in Sialkot was torture. It was an injustice. The people responsible for the incident will be severely punished.”

“Islam is the name of security. Our faith teaches us peace. The Prophet (PBUH) has taught us that the murder of one person is the murder of humanity,” he added.

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He continued by adding, “We have talked to the Sri Lankan High Commissioner and apologised to him. We are ashamed.”

Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi also talked to media and said, “We have decided to take up the financial responsibility of Priyatha’s children. The deceased’s job has been offered to another Sri Lankan national.”

Priyantha Kumara was tortured to death in December, by a mob after being accused of blasphemy. A first information report (FIR) was registered against hundreds of unidentified men, including workers of the factory. Many have been arrested and are facing investigation.