‘Zero tolerance’: PM Imran Khan wants a police report on Mian Channu mob lynching



2022-02-13 14:22:00

PM Imran Khan responding to public throughout reside name periods. Picture: Instagram/ imrankhan.pti
  • Mob assaults and beats one other man to loss of life in Mian Channu over alleged blasphemy.
  • PM Imran Khan seeks report and orders strict motion towards culprits and police.
  • Federal ministers Fawad Chaudhry and Shireen Mazari condemn incident.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his response to the current incident of the lynching of a man by lots of of males in Khanewal’s tehsil Mian Channu, Punjab, has stated that the federal government has zero tolerance for anybody taking the regulation into their very own arms.

A person was attacked and stoned to loss of life by a mob for alleged blasphemy in Mian Channu on Saturday.

In a assertion issued on Twitter on Sunday, PM Imran Khan stated that mob lynching incdents will probably be handled strictly below the regulation.

The premier stated that he has sought a report from the Punjab inspector common of police on the progress of motion towards the culprits and police who failed to take care of regulation and order.

“We have zero tolerance for anyone taking the law into their own hands & mob lynchings will be dealt with full severity of the law. Have asked Punjab IG for report on action taken against perpetrators of the lynching in MIan Channu & against the police who failed in their duty,” he wrote. 

Results of a long time previous instructional system: Fawad Chaudhry 

In the meantime, Federal Minister for Data and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry additionally reacted to the grotesque incident, saying that he has repeatedly drawn consideration in direction of the matters preaching harmful terrorism within the schooling system of Pakistan.

“Incidents like Sialkot and Mian Channu lynching are an outcome of the educational system enforced in the country for decades,” Fawad stated, including that the matter is each concerning the implementation of regulation and deterioration of society.

The minister warned of main destruction if “reforms are not made on schools, police stations and pulpits level.”

‘Perpetrators will not go unpunished’

Furthermore, Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari additionally condemned the Mian Channu incident and stated that the culprits is not going to be allowed to flee punishment.

Mazari stated that the Punjab authorities acted like a silent spectator on the time of the incident.

Taking to Twitter, the minister stated that legal guidelines are there and police ought to implement them and never let mobs do as they please.

She additionally urged the provincial authorities to take fast motion towards police for letting such an incident occur once more.

“The mob lynching of a man in Mian Channu is condemnable & cannot be allowed to go unpunished. Punjab govt must immediately take action against the police that watched it happen & the perpetrators. Laws exist – the police must enforce these laws & not allow mobs to rule the day,” Mazari wrote.

The incident

A person, recognized as Mushtaq, was stoned to loss of life by a mob for allegedly desecrating the Holy Quran in Jungle Dera, a distant village of Khanewal, Daybreak reported.

Lots of of males, infuriated by the bulletins after Maghrib prayer — that a man had torn some pages of the Holy Quran and set them ablaze — hanged the accused on a tree and pelted bricks at him till he bled to loss of life.

The publication reported an eyewitness as saying that the police arrived on the spot effectively earlier than the stoning and had arrested Mushtaq, however the mob not keen to take heed to the his claims of innocence, “snatched him from the SHO’s custody” and killed him.

Police register case towards over 300 suspects

In the meantime, Punjab police spokesperson stated that a case has been registered towards the lynching below sections pertaining to homicide and terrorism on the related SHO’s behalf.

He stated that 33 recognized and 300 unidentified suspects have been nominated within the case and a few have been arrested as effectively.

The police stated that raids are being carried out to arrest extra suspects.

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