Govt to ensure ‘no one faces injustice’
The federal government has said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers who attacked military installations including the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi would be tried under the Pakistan Army Act.
“This matter [of attacks on military installations] comes under the army’s jurisdiction,” Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb told reporters in Islamabad.
“The sentiments of the army men standing on the borders were hurt,” she said while talking about the attacks on GHQ, Lahore Corps Commander House, and the martyrs’ monument.
The information Minister, while noting that those protesters who attacked civilian establishments would be tried under civilian laws, said the government would ensure “no one faces injustice”.
“But they will have to pay for what they did,” she said. The information minister also blamed PTI’s top-tier leadership, including Khan and Murad Saeed, for inciting party workers to violence and noted that they “cannot be disassociated from the protests”.
She also asked the courts to think about ensuring the state’s writ as she criticised Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial for saying “good to see you” to the PTI chief when he appeared before him.
The courts have granted relief to Khan, allowing him to come out of jail only two days after he was put behind bars in the Al-Qadir Trust case, a move which further widened the gulf between the government and the judiciary.