Defense Minister Khawaja Asif has hinted that the people involved in the May 9 violence should be severely punished and said that those who attacked the army installations and those who challenged the Pakistani army were treated the same. What is done to the enemy of Pakistan will be done.
After the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan by NAB on May 9, violent protests took place across the country, during which military installations and monuments were damaged, as well as vehicles and property were burnt.
Speaking to the media in Sialkot, Khawaja Asif said without naming PTI Chairman Imran Khan: ‘On May 9, a man attacked the base of Pakistan for his power, challenged Pakistan’s relationship with the soil.’
According to Khawaja Asif: ‘The attack on the airbase is done by the enemy, it is included in the objectives of India, the attack on GHQ is included in the objectives of India. When a group rises up and attacks these sacred monuments, what will happen to their families who sacrificed everything for Pakistan? They are shedding blood, if anyone breaks this relationship, he cannot be a partner of Pakistan, a patriot.’
At the same time, he said: ‘I never doubt anyone’s loyalty, but the events of May 9 testify that those who attacked military installations, I question their intentions and their relationship with this soil. The mark is visible.’
According to Khawaja Asif: ‘Power keeps coming to politicians. The Muslim League-N and the People’s Party came to power many times and seized power many times, but we have never questioned the relationship between Pakistan’s forces.
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The Defense Minister said: ‘This is the time for the entire nation to unite and express its gratitude to the Pakistan Army and strengthen this bond, this relationship.’
The cases of those involved in the events of May 9 have already started in the military courts. According to the statement issued by the Public Relations Department of Pakistan Army (ISPR) on Saturday, Army Chief General Asim Munir said on the occasion of his visit to the Lahore Corps Headquarters that the planners, instigators involved in the May 9 tragedy. Action under the Pakistan Army Act and the Official Secrets Act has been initiated against the perpetrators, instigators and criminals.
In this regard, Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said: ‘We are not taking away anyone’s basic rights, they are being protected, but those who have footage, whose identity is there, that they are attacking these installations. were, they will be tried in these (military) courts.’
According to Khawaja Asif: ‘Constitution and law will not be used for any political purpose.’