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PM Shehbaz equates PTI with TTP

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ISLAMABAD (Republic policy) – Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif likened on Sunday the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Addressing a meeting on the law and order situation in the country, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said, “The TTP attacked the GHQ [General Headquarters], and these enemies of the state [PTI] also attacked the GHQ.” During the May 9 riots. The office of Radio Pakistan in Peshawar was also vandalised, he lamented.

Believing that May 9 violence will affect the nation psychologically for years to come, PM Shehbaz asserted that the May 9 miscreants will not be allowed to “run away from the law”. In line with the May 9 vandalism, PM Shehbaz took a jibe at former prime minister Imran Khan, PM Shehbaz said, ” The day will be remembered when terrorism was committed against the state on the orders of Imran Khan.”

“It has been decided that everyone involved in the events of May 9 [planners, perpetrators, or anyone else] will be punished according to the law and the constitution,” the premier maintained. He reiterated that May 9 will be remembered as a black day.

The premier vowed those involved in attacks on civic institutions will be prosecuted in civil courts under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

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