ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a resolution demanding that action against the perpetrators and instigators of May 9 violent acts should be completed without any delay under law and the Constitution.
The resolution, moved by the Minister for Defence, says those involved in the violent acts on military installations must be tried and sentenced under Army Act 1952 without any delay.
The lawmaker in the resolution mentioned that one political party and its Chairman on May 9 whilst breaching the law and the Constitution crossed all the boundaries and attacked the military installations. “Such incidents caused an irreparable loss to the state and state institutions,” says the resolution, adding that the agenda of this party is based on enmity against Pakistan. It also strongly rejected the impression that human rights violations are being committed whilst dealing with the miscreant elements or the culprits of May 9. The house has already passed two resolutions in the last couple of day condemning the May 9 violent act.
Minister for Defence Khwaja Muhammad Asif, speaking on a point of order, said the attacks on the military installations were already planned. “Disregarding the blood of martyrs cannot be tolerated under any circumstances,” he said, adding that the former ruling party is attacking the integrity and sovereignty of the country. He made it clear that the present government has not passed any new law keeping in mind the May 9 incident. “Our armed forces are waging a war for the defense of the country and their personnel continue to render their lives for the security of the country,” he said, adding that
Earlier, leader of opposition in the national assembly Raja Riaz Ahmed drew attention of the present government towards education and agriculture sectors. Initiating debate on finance bill 2023-24, the opposition leader asked the PDM’s government to pay special attention to the uplift of agriculture and industrial sectors. The special attention on these sectors would help enhancing foreign exchange reserves and reducing economic crisis in the country.
The opposition leader was of the view that there was a need to earmark substantial amounts for the agriculture sector. ”Promoting agriculture research is need of the hour,” he said adding that there was a need to be self-reliant on food item, as Pakistan is ranked as an agricultural country.
Riaz further said the government increase in electricity and gas tariffs has badly affected our industries. The present the government should extend maximum facilitation to the industries to revive the economy.