Islamabad, May 23, 2023 (PPI-OT): Minister for Power Khurram Dastagir Khan says the government will deal with the miscreants involved in May 9 violence as per the law. Talking to foreign media in Islamabad on Tuesday, he made it clear that no injustice will be done while dealing with these elements. Those who attacked civilian institutes and installations will be prosecuted under Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 and Pakistan Penal Code and those who attacked military installations will be prosecuted under the Army Act, 1952.
Khurram Dastagir Khan ruled out the impression that any new legislation is being enacted or new courts are being created for this purpose. He said the government is fully committed to fundamental rights of all Pakistanis. He said no political party has ever burned national institutions, ambulances, schools and defense installations.
The Minister said peaceful protest is right of everyone but democratic dissent can never be expressed through arson and violence. He said the political parties constituting the current federal government have obtained more than two third votes in the July 2018 elections and represent all four provinces with an overwhelming majority. He said constitutional tenure of the government will end in mid-August and elections will be held in Autumn as per schedule.
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