Four generals dismissed, 102 individuals under trial: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI:  Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Director General Maj-Gen Ahmed Sharif has said that at least 15 army officers including a lieutenant general have been dismissed from service over negligence of May 9 events.

Speaking at a press conference, the DG said that the incident was “undoubtedly a conspiracy against Pakistan,” and that “the actions of a few miscreants and their facilitators achieved what the nation’s enemies could not in 76 years.”

He revealed that investigations have shown that the 9 May events were pre-planned and involved creating a conducive environment and instigating and provoking people against the army.

The Major General also expressed the deep grief and anger felt by the families of martyrs and veterans who “are questioning the incidents, asking if their loved ones made sacrifices for the nation only to have their memorials disrespected in such a manner.”

The DG ISPR informed that the Pakistan Army ensure that strict action is taken against those involved and revealed that internal inquiries in the Army had also been conducting that has resulted in disciplinary action against high-ranking officials including three Major Generals as well as relieving of one Lieutenant General of duty demonstrating the army’s commitment to accountability and justice.

Sharif emphasized that the Pakistan Army is laying martyrs to rest every day while operations against terrorists are underway. Despite these sacrifices, he lamented that a false narrative was used for “filthy propaganda” and nefarious political objectives.

The press conference was held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, where the Major General came down hard on the alleged culprits of May 9 and said 102 individuals are being tried under the Army Act.

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