ISLAMABAD: National Security Committee (NSC) meeting on Friday determined to bring to court the “spoilers” involved in the recent attacks on military sites on May 9 the day Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was detained.
Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif summoned a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC), the main national body in charge of security concerns, to evaluate the law-and-order situation following ‘violent protests’ following Imran Khan’s incarceration.
The meeting also includes the heads of the services, key federal ministries, and the heads of civil and military intelligence gathering institutions.
According to sources, the NSC meeting strongly criticized the May 9 violent occurrences following the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan. The meeting also denounced ‘external and internal propaganda’ directed at the institutions.
According to sources citing Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, May 9 would be regarded as a “black day.” He went on to say that people who assaulted military and government installations deserved no mercy.
According to the briefing, the ‘violence was conducted by radical elements as part of a well-planned conspiracy. There are videos and evidence of the crimes, and over 5,000 people have been arrested for arson and violence.
The National Security Committee also affirmed its full support for the military services. The latest intelligence-based operations were also hailed during the event.
According to sources, the summit agreed to bring to justice the “spoilers” implicated in the recent May 9 attacks on military installations.
After former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan was detained from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday, violent confrontations erupted across Pakistan.
Protests were held in both distant and big cities as party activists became agitated following the arrest of their chairman, with Balochistan, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Islamabad requesting the armed forces to maintain peace and order.
During a PTI workers’ protest, army installations and the Corps Commander’s home in Lahore were attacked.
Imran Khan’s detention
On Tuesday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) detained former Prime Minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
Rangers officers acting on a warrant issued by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) apprehended PTI head from the premises of Islamabad High Court, where the former premier had gone to seek bail in various charges filed against him.
Later, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) prevented police from detaining PTI Chairman Imran Khan in all charges recorded across the country, including those that were not published, until Monday (May 15).
The court also awarded PTI chief protective protection in three terrorist cases filed against him in Lahore and barred police from detaining him in any case filed in Islamabad after May 9.
Imran was also granted protective bail in a case involving the death of Zille Shah, a PTI worker who was killed during a party rally in Lahore earlier this year, for 10 days against surety bonds of Rs50,000.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted former Prime Minister Imran Khan protective bail in the Al-Qadir Trust case, a day after the Supreme Court determined his incarceration was “illegal.”