The spokesman of the Pakistan Army, Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry, has said that the army has completed its ongoing investigation in the context of the events that took place on May 9, after which 18 officers, including a lieutenant general and three major generals, have been charged. Strict action has been taken.
On May 9, 2023, during the Tehreek-e-Insaf protest, military and government buildings were attacked in many places in the country, including the Corps Commander’s House in Lahore, and after vandalism, they were set on fire.
In a press conference on Monday evening, DG ISPR said that the army has completed the process of self-accountability as per its tradition. According to him, disciplinary action has been taken against the concerned officials who failed to maintain the security and sanctity of the cantonments, military installations, GHQ and Jinnah House.
According to the spokesperson, two inquiries were conducted within the army in this regard, after which it was decided in a detailed court of inquiry that three officers, including a lieutenant general, should be dismissed from their jobs.
According to him, strict disciplinary action has also been taken against 15 officers including three Major Generals and seven Brigadiers. According to the spokesman, the Pakistan Army and the military leadership are aware of the events of May 9 and there is a process of self-accountability within the army which is carried out without any discrimination and ‘the higher the position, the greater the responsibility. ‘.
According to Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry, ‘in the accountability process of the army, there is no distinction between any position or social status.’
He also said that ‘102 miscreants are being tried in military courts and this process is going on.’ and the civil courts have transferred the cases to these courts under the law.
According to the spokesman, “All the planners and facilitators connected with the events of May 9 will be punished according to the Constitution of Pakistan and the law, regardless of their affiliation with any organization, political party or social status.” The army spokesman also said that those who obstruct the process of justice to its logical conclusion will be dealt with sternly with the full support of the people of Pakistan, a reflection of which (the public reaction) you gave on May 9. Seen after the events of.