PM Shehbaz Orders Arrests Of Rioters, Facilitators Within 72 Hours

PM Shehbaz Orders Arrests Of Rioters, Facilitators Within 72 Hours
While expressing remorse at the attack on Jinnah House, Lahore during the May 9 unrest, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered the arrests of all rioters within 72 hours.

Lamenting that Jinnah House, now Corps Commander House, was burned in the attack, the premier said that 'Imran Khan's mob was no less than terrorists'.

Following his visit to the site, PM Shehbaz observed that 'our own people turned into enemies to launch attacks on the country's installations'.

He directed that no concession be granted to the mobsters and their facilitators, as PM orders arrests to bring the culprits to book.

The premier also said that 'Imran Niazi' did what the enemy could not do in the country's 72-year history.

'No Pakistani can think of engaging in such acts of arson and vandalism. 'It is the worst form of terrorism', he maintained.

He further said he has discussed the issue at a meeting in Islamabad today, and issued the instructions. 'Those involved in the violent acts may be tried under the anti-terrorism provisions of the law'.

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'The miscreants will be brought to justice at all costs, and the case will be brought to a logical conclusion'.

Riots broke out in multiple cities as PTI workers engaged in scuffles with law enforcers after Imran Khan’s arrest from the Islamabad High Court premises on Tuesday.

The party called for protests shortly after the arrest, with people taking to the streets and blocking the thoroughfares.

A mob attempted to barge into GHQ, while some were seen kicking and slamming the gate. Also, Corps Commander Lahore’s residence was attacked and the premises was put on fire by violent protesters.

Another group, apparently of protesters, was seen gathering outside the Frontier Corps headquarters in Peshawar, and now the PM orders arrests.

In another instance, caught on camera, military vehicles were seen being pelted with stones by another mob at the scene.

Khan was arrested by Rangers in the Al-Qadir Trust case, by a heavy force of the paramilitary personnel from the premises of the courtroom where he had appeared to secure pre-arrest bail in multiple FIRs registered against him.