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9/May: ISPR says 3 army officials sacked

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RAWALPINDI: The Director General Inter Services Public Relations, Major General Ahmad Sharif Chaudhry has categorically stated that neither 9/May tragedy can be forgotten in the history of Pakistan nor its perpetrators, facilitators and abettors can be pardoned. 

Addressing a Media briefing in Rawalpindi Monday (26th of June, 2023), he said those involved in this tragedy, irrespective of their affiliation with any institution, political party or group will be punished according to the law and the constitution.

The DG ISPR said Pakistan Army is in unison in the decision making and that Armed Forces of Pakistan and military leadership is cognizant of the elements, facilitators, plotter associated with the May 9 tragedy and also of their hidden agenda.   

He said those who would create hurdles in taking the process of accountability to its logical end would be dealt with iron hands with the support of Pakistani nation.

The DG ISPR the military has completed the process of self-accountability and two departmental inquiries, headed by the officers of Major General Rank, were initiated to probe into the violent incidents that took place in different Garrisons on 9 May.

He said keeping in view the recommendations of that detailed and deliberated inquiry, it was decided to take stern action against those who failed to protect the security and sanctity of GHQ, different Garrisons, Jinnah House and the military installations.

The DG ISPR said three top level officers of Pakistan Army including a Lieutenant General have been dismissed from the services, while a strict action has also been taken against 15 officers including three Major Generals, and Seven Brigadiers. 

He said the process of self-accountability is completed without any discrimination in Pakistan Army.

He said a niece of a Four Star General, a Son-in-law of a Four Star General, wife of a Three Star General and wife of Four Star General and its Son-in-law are undergoing through the self-accountability process of Pakistan Army.

He said the standing military courts, already established under the Army Act are functional and so far trial of 102 miscreants are underway.

Radio Pakistan

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.