Sindh governor says Imran Khan deserves ‘exemplary punishment’ for May 9 attacks

Sindh Governor Kamran Tesori speaks at the Pakistan High Commission in London, UK on November 8, 2023.  - Photo by author
Sindh Governor Kamran Tesori speaks at the Pakistan High Commission in London, UK on November 8, 2023. – Photo by author
  • Tesori called for the May 9 attackers to be publicly punished.
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  • Sindh Governor welcomed the alliance between MQM and PML-N.

LONDON: Sindh Governor Kamran Khan Tesori called for exemplary punishment to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for plotting and masterminding the May 9 attacks targeting Pakistani troops in several cities across Pakistan. Has called for.

Addressing a press conference at the Pakistan High Commission in London, United Kingdom, the Sindh Governor said that Khan should have been punished within a week of the attacks, serving as a warning to others that they should not be in conflict with the country’s armed forces. Don’t you dare make a similar attempt against him.

Those involved in the May 9 terrorist attacks should have been punished publicly, beyond the court system, be it civilian or military courts.

“I believe that those involved in the May 9 attacks should not have been processed through the courts, they should have been punished publicly. Those who have been jailed should have been tried at Pakistani Army establishments. The attack should have been punished long ago. For attacking the house of the Corp Commander. [General Headquarters] For physical attack and brutality on GHQ, Pakistani Army. What they did were terrorist acts.

“Nobody is allowed to attack anywhere, even a police station,” he said. Protests take place all over the world but terrorism and barbarity are not allowed in the civilized world. It should not happen that you get involved in terrorist acts and then the cases continue in the courts for years and no one gets punished. Our patriotism demands it,” he said.

Tesori reiterated that it should not be forgotten that the May 9 incident has brought shame to Pakistan across the world, as the attackers did not even care about the martyrs and their families and those involved in such acts insulted the country’s defenders. Country in the worst way.

The Sindh governor said the country’s army chief General Asim Munir deserves credit for controlling dollar rates by taking action against smugglers and illegal trade activities.

Speaking about the return of “illegal immigrants” to the country, Tesori said the initiative to send all illegal Afghans back to Afghanistan was needed as Pakistan was a victim of terrorism and illegal elements were involved in it.

The Governor welcomed the alliance between Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and hoped that it would help in stabilizing Pakistan. He said that Pakistan needs a stable system and all parties should work together for the betterment of the country.

Commenting about the return of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan, Tesori said that before his return to Pakistan he had a long meeting with the senior politician and found him concerned about the future of the country and the state of affairs. The Governor said that he talks to Shehbaz Sharif regularly.

“Nawaz Sharif talked about the time when he was ousted in 2017. I publicly praised the good things he said and did. Allah has given him another chance and he is back in Pakistan. Have come and they have every right to do whatever they want to do for the betterment.” Pakistan,” the Sindh governor said.

Tesori was in London to launch the Sindh Premier League (SPL) to highlight the talent and culture of the province by presenting its youth on the global stage as the league aims to bring Sindh into focus in a unique style.

The Sindh Governor was also accompanied by a delegation of SPL management and franchise owners of the league including Chairman Aslam Malik, Chief Executive Officer Chaudhry Shehzad Akhtar and Chairman Arif Malik.

SPL franchise owners including Benazirabad team owner Ghulam Hussain Shahid, Hyderabad Bahadurs owner Jahanzeb Alam, Karachi Gladiators owner Irfan Wahid, Larkana Challengers owner Aamir Siddiqui and other representatives of Sukkur Patriots and Khairpur Royals also attended the event. Lord Qurban Hussain and Lord Wajid Khan also participated and delivered speeches in the event.

“The aim of the Sindh Premier League is to introduce Sindh’s young cricketers to the global stage and provide them opportunities to play alongside local and foreign players and train them from international cricket academies,” Tesori said at the event. ,

He expressed his gratitude to the London business community and other dignitaries from other walks of life who attended the event and expressed their interest in the game of cricket and the underprivileged people of Sindh.

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