Imran Khan Planned May 9 Riots To Overthrow Military Leadership: PM

Imran Khan Planned May 9 Riots To Overthrow Military Leadership: PM
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was the architect of the May 9 incidents, which spread anarchy in the country aimed at overthrowing military leadership.

During the violent riots that followed the PTI leader's detention in a corruption case, the PTI activists vandalized government and military facilities.

While speaking to Geo News, he said, "Those involved in the May 9 incidents wanted to overthrow the military leadership."

He said that the planners planned "anarchy" and "war" in the country.

Following the violent demonstrations, the military and the government threatened to take harsh action, and they arrested and detained a number of PTI members and leaders for their suspected involvement.

The Pakistan Army sacked three senior commanders, including a lieutenant general, in retaliation for the assaults.

The spokesperson for the army, Major General Ahmad Sharif Chaudhry, stated that two departmental investigations were carried out under the direction of major generals, and penalties were meted out in accordance with their recommendations.

Major General Ahmad said that strict departmental action had also been taken against another 15 army officers, including three major generals and seven brigadiers.

The families of other top army officers, including women, are also being tried for allegedly facilitating the violence, he added.

The PTI argues that none of its members took part in the assaults, while the government and military dispute this and assert that they have "irrefutable evidence" to prove their involvement.

The army also decided to try those who attacked military installations, including the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi and the Lahore Corps Commander House, in military courts.

However, the Supreme Court anticipates that until it makes a decision regarding the petitions contesting the trials, civilians won't be tried in military courts.