PM Khan to Award Malik Adnan For Trying to Save SriLankan Man from Mob

One man from the Sialkot incident is anchoring our hope for humanity.

Malik Adnan - Sialkot incident

Pakistan is still reeling from the mob killing of a Sri Lankan national over blasphemy allegations.  One man from the Sialkot incident is anchoring our hope for humanity. A factory staff member Malik Adnan was perhaps the only man trying to stop the mob as the rest of them attacked the manager.

A video of Malik Adnan trying to protect his colleague from the mob is making rounds on social media. In the video, he can be seen endangering his own life by physically shielding the victim.


The public is in awe of this man’s heroism in the face of the mob.


Especially how he tried to reason with the mob and pleaded with them to let the victim go.


Netizens are lauding the man for upholding the values of Islam and respecting the law and Constitution while others pummeled it.


People pointed out how we need more selfless people like this man instead of religious zealots.


Malik Adnan is being dubbed a national hero.



Everyone seems to be in agreement as even Prime Minister Imran Khan is lauding Malik Adnan for his efforts to try and save Priyantha Diyawadana. The premier even announced to honor Malik Adnan with the Tamgha-i-Shujaat — the second-highest civil award for bravery bestowed by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Update on Sialkot Incident Investigation

On the investigative front, some 100 people have been arrested in relation to the Sialkot incident.  According to Samaa News, the police formed 10 teams to identify and arrest the people involved in the lynching of the Sri Lankan national.

A spokesperson of the Punjab government, Hasaan Khawar revealed to the journalists that over 100 arrests have been made so far in connection with the mob lynching, some of whom were identified through CCTV footages.

PM Imran Khan had asserted that all those involved would be arrested in his statement condemning the mob violence.


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