Federal Government on Saturday constituted a special investigation team to investigate the attack on the main gate of the Military’s General Headquarters (GHQ) by ‘violent protesters’ after the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan.
According to details, the special investigation team have been made to probe the attack on General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi that will be headed by Rawalpindi SSP (Investigation) Zunaira Azfar.
The committee also comprises the SDPO Cantt, SDPO City including the SHOs of RA Bazaar, Westridge, and Civil Lines police stations. The in-charge of the Investigation Support Unit will also be a part of the committee.
The committee will assist in the investigation of the case through technical and human intelligence sources. The investigation team will probe the incident in the light of the cases and submit a report to federal government as well as to General Headquarters
A case of the attack on the GHQ gate was registered at the RA Bazaar police station. PTI workers, including former provincial minister Raja Basharat, were nominated in the case.
Earlier Pak Army Media Wing ISPR released the statement after the attack by PTI Protestor on GHQ following Imran Khan Arrest.
The military media wing ISPR said on Wednesday that May 9, 2023 — the day when chaos gripped the nation following Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s arrest — would go down in history as a “Dark chapter”.
“Soon after Imran Khan’s arrest, there were organized attacks on army properties and installations and anti-army slogans were raised,” the military’s media wing said.
The ISPR called the PTI leaders “hypocrites” for inciting their workers against the armed forces on the one hand, and other, they were praising the military — in a bid to overshadow their criticism.
The ISPR further stated that a group wearing a political cloak had done the same work which enemies of Pakistan could not do for 75 years. Pakistan Army exhibited patience and tolerance to foil the ulterior motives of the evil elements to push the military troops for an immediate response.
The statement mentioned that when such a situation was created under nefarious, a heinous bid was made to force the military to give an immediate response, which could be used for nefarious political purposes.
“The army’s mature response, however, thwarted this conspiracy. We are well aware that behind it were orders, directives and complete pre-planning by some sinister party leadership,” the statement added.
The facilitators, planners, and political activists involved in the protests have been identified and now, strict action will be taken against them “in line with the law and all these evil elements will now be responsible for the consequences”, the army said.
“No one can be allowed to incite people and take the law into their hands,” the ISPR added.