COAS has said that the May 9 riots and vandals will not be forgiven.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir said that the trial of the planners, instigators, abettors, and perpetrators of the May 9 tragedy has begun under the Pakistan Army Act and the Official Secret Act. These laws are based on the Constitution of Pakistan and have been in place for a long time.
“The army gets its strength from the people, and any attempt to drive a wedge between the army and the people of Pakistan is an act against the state that cannot be tolerated or forgiven under any circumstances,” the army chief told the garrison officers and soldiers at Corps Headquarters during his visit to Lahore on Saturday.
On Saturday, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir went to Lahore. There, he left a flower wreath at the Martyrs’ Monument and paid a lot of respect to the Shuhada, who died for their country. The army chief was told about what happened on 9th May, also known as “Black Day.”… pic.twitter.com/9df86ENGRE
May 20, 2023 — The Express Tribune (@etribune)
The military’s media wing said in a statement that the COAS left a wreath of flowers at the Martyrs’ Monument and paid a lot of respect to the Shuhada, who gave their lives for the motherland.
When the army chief went to Jinnah House and an army installation that were attacked and damaged by politically driven rioters on May 9, he was told what happened.
Gen. Asim told the troops, “Enemy forces and those who support them have been trying hard to spread fake news and propaganda to cause confusion, but with the help of the nation, all of the enemy’s plans will be stopped, InshAllah.”
Later, the COAS also went to Services Hospital in Lahore to check on DIG Ali Nasir Rizvi, who was hurt on May 9 by political thugs, and see how he was doing.
The COAS also went to Qurban Lines and met with police officials. He paid tribute to the police Shuhada, praised their professionalism and restraint during the riots and vandalism, and promised that the army would do everything it could to help law enforcement improve their skills, share information, and train new people.
The COAS was met by the Lahore corps chief when he arrived earlier.