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Pakistan PM reassures president over Sri Lankan’s lynching

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister has told Sri Lanka’s president that more than 100 people have been detained in the lynching of a Sri Lankan factory manager and suspects will be “prosecuted with the full severity of the law.” Imran Khan said in an overnight tweet that he spoke to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa by phone to convey the country’s anger and shame. He assured him that justice would be done for Friday’s “vigilante killing” of the factory manager. A mob of hundreds of enraged Muslims descended on the sports equipment factory in Punjab province after the Sri Lankan manager was accused of blasphemy.

Associated Press

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