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Things that happened on May 9 are sad and wrong: COAS

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Asim Munir spoke at an event in Islamabad to honor the country’s fallen on Thursday. He said that the events of May 9 were “very sad and condemnable.”

On “Youm-e-Takreem Shuhada-e-Pakistan” (Pakistan Martyrs Day), Gen. Munir went to Police Lines in Islamabad.

Inspector General of Police in Islamabad, Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan, met him when he got there.

As the families of police and military martyrs watched, the army chief said, “The nation will never forgive or forget those who desecrated the memorials of martyrs and hurt their dignity.”

The COAS said that “such behavior will not be tolerated,” which was what he had said before.

“Nothing can take away from the sacrifices of the martyrs, who Allah Almighty gave the gift of eternal life,” he said.

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“The Pakistan Army, police, and other law enforcement agents are the faces of the country, and they have never been afraid to make a sacrifice for the country’s honor.

“I want to tell the heirs of the police officers who died in the line of duty that the people of Pakistan and the Pakistan Army stand with them today and will continue to do so,” he said.

Gen. Munir had also said before that the recent attacks on military sites, memorials, and places where martyrs are remembered were “intolerable” and made him feel very sad.

“Firm action will be taken against those who did this, because the army is committed to protecting national security,” Gen. Asim said at an award ceremony held at the GHQ to honor the unwavering bravery and outstanding service of martyrs and ghazis to the nation.

After Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, was arrested on May 9, there were violent protests all over the country. Since then, military courts have been used to try thousands of protesters.