A National Security Committee (NSC) meeting on Friday agreed to bring to justice the “culprits” involved in the recent attacks on Military and State installations on 9th May following the day Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was arrested.
Premier Shehbaz Sharif chairs the meeting of National Security Committee (NSC) to discuss the Security and Political situation following ‘violent protests’ after Imran Khan’s arrest.
The country’s top security officials comprising civil and military leadership participate in the meeting. The services chiefs, relevant federal ministers, heads of the civil and military intelligence gathering agencies also attend the meeting.
Sources said that the NSC meeting condemned in the strongest terms the violent incidents of 9th May after the arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan. The meeting also condemned the ‘external and internal propaganda’ against the Military institutions.
Sources quoting Premier Shehbaz Sharif also said that 9th May will be remembered as a ‘Black day’. He added that those who attacked the military and official buildings deserve no concession.
The meeting was briefed that the ‘violence was perpetrated by extremist elements’ under a well-planned conspiracy. Videos and evidence of the incidents are present, and over 5,000 culprits responsible for the arson and violence have been arrested.
The National Security Committee also expressed complete solidarity with the Armed forces. The forum also lauded the efforts of Armed forces regarding intelligence-based operations.
Sources claimed that the meeting agreed to bring to justice the “spoilers” involved in the recent attacks on Military installations on 9th May.
Earlier Pakistan Army has vowed strict action against perpetrators who attacked military installations in ‘politically motivated and instigated incidents’ on 9th May, which the Army termed as “Black Day”.
The development came during a Special Corps Commanders Conference held at the General Headquarters heading by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir, according to a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The Military’s Top Brass rich tribute to the Shuhada, who have laid their lives in defence of the motherland while fighting the menace of terrorism.
“The forum expressed [a] firm resolve that those involved in these heinous crimes against the military installations and personal/ equipment will be brought to justice through trials under relevant laws of Pakistan including Pakistan Army Act and Official Secret Act,” the statement mentioned.
The Forum resolved that restraint will no longer be exercised against perpetrators, spoilers and violators who attack military installations and setups under any circumstances.
Imran Khan Arrest
On 9th May, Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan arrested by NAB and taken into custody by Rangers from the premises of Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the Al-Qadir Trust Case.
The PTI chief was taken into custody in the Al-Qadir Trust case by Rangers from Islamabad High Court where the former premier had gone to seek bail in multiple FIRs registered against him. The former prime minister was taken in black Vigo and shifted to NAB office Rawalpindi by the law enforcement agency.
The PTI chairman was going for biometric at the IHC when he was taken into custody.
After PTI Chief arrest Violent clashes broke out across Pakistan. The protests were held in remote and major cities in result Army installations and Corps Commander’s house in Lahore came under attack during a protest of PTI workers.
Later, Islamabad High Court (IHC) declared PTI Chairman Imran Khan arrest Legal by NAB Officials. After which PTI filed a petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) decision calling party chief Imran Khan’s arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) “legal”.
Terming the judgment ‘full of flaws’, Imran Khan termed the arrest warrants issued by the NAB ‘illegal’ and added that he did not receive notice of transforming the inquiry into the investigation.
Supreme Court Verdict
Supreme Court of Pakistan declares Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan’s arrest “illegal” by NAB in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
The three-member bench comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Athar Minallah in the supervision of CJP Umar ata Bandial, while hearing the former prime minister’s plea against his arrest in the Al-Qadir Trust case, termed Imran Khan’s arrest by Rangers from inside courtroom “illegal” and ordered his immediate release.
The Top court also ordered the PTI chief to appear in Islamabad High Court for his case hearing.
After which Imran Khan Friday also got big relief from the Islamabad High Court as the authorities have been restricted from arresting the ousted prime minister in any case till Monday morning 15th May.
IHC single bench Mian Gul Hassan heard Imran Khan’s plea and barred authorities from arresting him in any new case till 17th May. The bench also orders authorities to ensure foolproof security to Imran Khan.
What is Al-Qadir Trust case
The Ex-Premier, along with his wife Bushra Bibi and other PTI leaders, are facing a NAB inquiry related to a settlement between the PTI government and a property tycoon, which reportedly caused a loss of 190 million pounds to the national exchequer.
As per the charges, the Imran Khan and others accused allegedly adjusted Rs50 billion — 190 million pounds at the time — sent by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) to the government.
They are also accused of getting undue benefit in the form of over 458 kanals of land at Mouza Bakrala, Sohawa, to establish Al Qadir University.