PM Imran hosts Sialkot tragedy hero in Islamabad

Malik Adnan is currently staying at the PM House, a protocol reserved for foreign dignitaries


Rizwan Ghilzai December 06, 2021
According to the information ministry, a ceremony will be held in honour of Malik Adnan to acknowledge his act of valour and courage on Tuesday. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD:

Malik Adnan, who put his life in danger to rescue a Sri Lankan man from being lynched in Sialkot last week, will meet Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday.

Adnan, hailed nationwide for bravely trying to rescue factory manager Priyantha Diyawadanage from the clutches of a violent mob, arrived in Islamabad earlier today on prime minister’s invitation. He was received by Special Adviser to the Prime Minister Shehbaz Gill and other senior officials.

Adnan's stay has been arranged at the PM House, a protocol reserved for foreign dignitaries.

According to the information ministry, a ceremony will be held in honour of the man to acknowledge his act of valour and courage.

Also read: PM lauds ‘hero’ who tried to rescue Priyantha

On Sunday, PM Imran saluted Adnan's moral courage and bravery while trying to save his colleague’s life, and announced awarding him Tamgha-e-Shujaat.

The heartening footage of Adnan making desperate attempts to rescue the man from the wild-eyed, rabid mob came to the fore on Saturday, earning praise from the entire nation.

Adnan was seen confronting the group of angry men all by himself and making desperate attempts to avert the flare-up.

The nation was left shell-shocked on Friday when the Sri Lankan national was brutally lynched before being set ablaze by the mob in Sialkot over allegations of blasphemy.

COMMENTS (4)

Hus Sain | 1 month ago | Reply

A medal for bravery and cash award Nothing will happen to the murderers in naya daur

S khan | 1 month ago | Reply

There should be provisions for speedy justice in Pakistan s laws ie just one month to try the perpetrators and punish them swiftly. As that will send a strong signal to the whole country that if you commit such acts justice will be swift and harsh My feelings is every single one should be handed death penalty and executed without any mercy as they didn t show mercy to this poor unarmed man .

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