On Saturday, the interim government of Punjab established 53 joint investigation teams (JITs) to investigate the attacks that occurred on May 9.
According to reports, the government established a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) for each incident. Additional Prosecutor General Khurram Khan later communicated this. Mr Khan established prosecution teams to collaborate with the Joint Investigation Teams (JITs).
Investigation of SSP (Security Service Provider) The JIT for the case has been formed with Iqbal Town Aqeela Niaz Naqvi as the convener and four officers of the Punjab Police as members.
Violent protests occurred on May 9 following the arrest of PTI leader Imran Khan at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) premises about the Al-Qadir Trust corruption case. A group of individuals affiliated with a political party engaged in acts of vandalism at approximately twelve military installations, including the Lahore Corps Commander’s House and the Mianwali airbase. This was reportedly done in response to the apprehension of the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party.
The mob forcefully entered the Army headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, marking the first instance of such an occurrence. The civil and military leadership of the country expressed strong disapproval of this action.
In the aftermath of the violent incident, deemed a “dark day” in the nation’s history by the Pakistan Army and the ruling coalition, numerous PTI supporters were taken into custody.
The trial of the individuals responsible for the assault on the residence of the corps commander on May 9 began in a military court earlier this week.
The Lahore Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has ordered 16 individuals involved in a violent incident to surrender to the military. Following the incident at Jinnah House, where the official residence of the corps commander was attacked, the perpetrators were brought before a military court for trial.
The commanding officer requested the apprehension of the 16 individuals by military regulations. The Air Traffic Control (ATC) has approved the request and issued an order for the individuals responsible to be surrendered to the military. It is anticipated that the accused individual, Mian Akram Usman, a former member of the provincial assembly, will be subjected to legal proceedings per the Army Act of 1952.
By the court’s ruling, the prosecution did not contest the commander’s request. Consequently, the court instructed the superintendent of the Camp Jail to transfer the 16 detainees to the commander for subsequent actions.
On May 22, the National Assembly passed a resolution stating that individuals who participated in the May 9 attacks on army and state installations would be prosecuted by existing laws, such as the Army Act and the Anti-Terrorism Act.