Sialkot businesses raise $100,000 for Priyantha & will continue to pay salary

Sialkot businesses raise $100,000 for Priyantha & will continue to pay salary

Sialkot businesses raise $100,000 for Priyantha & will continue to pay salary

Written by Zulfick Farzan

07 Dec, 2021 | 6:07 pm

(Pakistan); Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that the business community in Sialkot has accumulated $100,000 for the family of Priyantha Kumara, while they will continue to send his salary to his widow each month.

He was addressing a condolence reference for the Sri Lankan national Priyantha Diyawadana at Prime Minister’s Office.

The PM also talked about the bravery and 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 Malik Adnan will be granted an award for his bravery on March 23, 2022.

At the end of his speech, the premier reiterated: “As long as I am alive, I will not allow incidents like the Sialkot lynching one to happen again.”

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