Islamabad [Pakistan]May 16 (ANI): Whatever happens in Pakistan on May 9 will be remembered as the darkest chapter in the country’s history, Prime Minister Sheikh Baz Sharif said on Tuesday, Dawn newspaper reported.
“Whatever happened in this country on May 9 will be remembered as one of the darkest chapters in the country’s history,” Sharif said in a speech at a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) on Tuesday.
Also present at the meeting were Pakistan Army Chief of Staff General Asim Munir and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Sahir Shamshad Mirza.
Sharif said: “Starting May 9th, there have been some terrible events that have disgraced Pakistan and brought a lot of shame and disgrace. Whatever happens in this country on May 9th will serve as the basis for this. Darkest chapter in nation’s history remembered”
In his speech at the National Security Conference, Sharif vowed that the planners and leaders of the May 9 incident, which attacked military installations and “disrespected our martyrs”, will be punished and brought to justice.
“Our country of 22 billion people demands that, in every respect, the guilty should be punished so that incidents like this don’t happen again,” he said.
“All of us have to think what ideology, group or individual ignited the love for Pakistan.”
“Jinnah House was not just a building…it housed the sons who protected Pakistan. But they destroyed it – in fact, reduced it to ashes.”
Prime Minister Sheikh Baz Sharif has called for legal, constitutional and administrative measures to prevent a repeat of the events of 9 May.
The prime minister asserted that the violent protests of May 9 had seriously damaged Pakistan, “even today, billions of people are still angry and disturbed”.
“I believe today’s National Security Council meeting expresses solidarity with the Pakistan Army, condemns these incidents and the law will run its course…no one will be punished undeservedly but those guilty will not spared.”
“I believe whoever planned this and instigated the sabotage … they are of course guilty of terrorism but they have also managed to make Pakistan’s eternal enemy over the last 75 years,” Sharif said, according to Dawn. Impossible to do.”
“They went to GHQ, Mianwali’s airbase and ISI’s office in Faisalabad… We have never seen such a heinous plan [playout] Over the past 75 years,” Pakistani Prime Minister added. (ANI)
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