Published On: Fri, May 26th, 2023
Published in Category: Peshawar

May 09 is a black day in the history of country: PM Shehbaz

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PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that May 09 is a black day in the history of the country and reaffirmed its commitment to take stern action against miscreants involved in attacking the civil and military installation on this day.

Chairing a meeting regarding the law and order situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at Governor House Peshawar on Thursday, PM Shehbaz Sharif said the people involved in terrorist acts will be trialed according to law. He further said the ransacking and putting on fire of the Radio Pakistan building in Peshawar exposed the barbaric mindsets of the attackers, who had no regard for humanity and national heritage, and added that such acts were committed by the terrorists.

PM Shehbaz Sharif said those involved directly or indirectly will be dealt with iron hands. He said the miscreants’ attacked civil and military installations and did what our enemies couldn’t do in 75 years. On this occasion, the Prime Minister was briefed about the overall law and order situation in the province.

He said the May 9 devastation was beyond imagination and even the enemy was not able to carry out such deplorable incidents in the past. He further said that Radio Pakistan was a historic station established before the independence of Pakistan in 1935. The announcement of Pakistan’s independence was also made from this station and the Radio Pakistan Lahore station in 1947.

He said millions of Muslims, under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, rendered sacrifices for the motherland, adding the violent incidents of May 9 and 10 put the entire in a state of grief and anger. The prime minister said the ransacking of the historic building was against the spirit of patriotism and love for national heritage.

He said that living nations protect their national heritage and archive them for future generations. However, on May 10, he said, nearly 100 years old archive records of Radio Pakistan were burnt to ashes. PM Shehbaz Sharif highly appreciated the bravery and courage of injured employees of Radio Pakistan Naseer and Abdullah against rioters and gave them compensation cheques.