Prime Minister Imran Khan says he will personally oversee the investigation into ‘the horrific vigilante attack’.

A Sri Lankan factory manager in Pakistan has been beaten to death and set ablaze by a mob, police confirmed, in an incident local media reported was linked to alleged blasphemy.

The incident took place in Sialkot, about 200km (125 miles) southeast of the capital Islamabad, on Friday.

Few issues are as galvanising in Pakistan as blasphemy, and even the slightest suggestion of an insult to Islam can supercharge protests and incite lynchings.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said he was overseeing the investigation into “the horrific vigilante attack”, as he called it “a day of shame for Pakistan”.

“Let there be no mistake all those responsible will be punished with

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