People involved in attacking military installations will be tried under Army Act: Asif
Says people who have attacked the military installations were enemies of the country
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Friday lashed out at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), saying the people who had attacked the military installations were enemies of the country.
Speaking to international media, he alleged that PTI's armed groups attacked military installations during violent incidents in Rawalpindi, Mianwali and Lahore on May 9. He said PML-N's leaders did not resort to violence despite their arrests in the past, adding: “Our party did not attack any army's installation”.
The minister said people who had attacked the military installations were enemies of the country. He said such an action was tantamount to war against Pakistan.
Khawaja Asif said trial of people involved in attacking military installations, military bases and residences of military personnel would be under the Army Act as per the Constitution.
He said the general election would be held in October this year, adding that Pakistan would overcome its political crisis.