Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has described the violence on May 9 as "an attempted coup and civil war," with the target being the serving army chief and his team in the military," Geo News reported on Sunday.
The interim PM denounced the riots that broke out when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was detained in May of this year in a corruption case.
While speaking on Geo News' show "Jirga," Kakar said, "The world was made aware of the vandalism and arson on May 9, and the tragedy was covered by the foreign press." No type of governance should tolerate this kind of manipulation, he added.
The prime minister stated that the government does not want to give the impression that those implicated in the May 9 violence are being targeted for retaliation.
However, "we will be seen as a party to the matter" if legal action is not taken against individuals who broke the law and used violence, he added.
He said no political party has the right to hurl insults at people or burn down structures.
In reference to his new position, PM Kakar said, "I had no idea that I would ever sit in the prime minister's chair."
PM Kakar added, in reference to his new position, "I had no idea that I would ever sit on the prime minister's chair."
Additionally, he expressed his views on Islamabad's stance on the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other outlawed groups.
He stated that the government's approach to dealing with the TTP or any other prohibited group is to use both force and negotiation.
While speaking about the ties between India and Pakistan and the significance of trade, the caretaker premier said Indian lawmakers must make the ultimate choice about bilateral trade.