By Irum Saleem
How terrible it is that PMLN leader and Nawaz Sharif daughter Maryam Nawaz wants her party government and its backers not to spare the women involved in May 9 incidents.
The Punjab caretaker government has said it will arrest more than 500 women for their alleged involvement in the May 9 arson attacks in the province, dismissing requests from various quarters to have a ‘lenient approach’ for them.
PML-N chief organiser Maryam Nawaz has stressed ‘stern action’ against the women involved in the attacks on the army installations after the arrest of their leader Imran Khan.
Maryam Nawaz said she is in favour of taking action against the women suspects.
“I support action against the women involved in the May 9 attacks. These women had taken terrorism training at Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence. Crime is crime…as the gender does not matter. If these women committed a crime, they should face police action. Jaisa jurm hoga waisi hi saza hogi (the punishment will be according to the crime committed),” the daughter of PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif said while addressing the party’s Ulema wing here on Saturday.
The PMLN handpicked caretaker chief minister Mohsin Naqvi said: “The women involved in the attacks on military installations will be arrested at any cost as they do not deserve any leniency.”.
“More than 500 women are wanted in 138 cases registered in connection with the May 9 incidents across Punjab,” he said and directed the inspector general of police (IGP) to ensure their arrest at the earliest.
The CM directed the police chief to make sure that the women police should accompany the male cops while arresting the women.
“The arrested women should be kept in the women police stations,” the IGP was told.
The caretaker government also declared that these 500 or so women would face trial under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).
“However, some concessions may be given to the (PTI) women who court their arrest before the police for ‘committing their attacks on military sites’, especially those who were present inside and outside the Lahore Corps Commander House known as the Jinnah House,” the government said.
PTI chief Imran Khan said in a tweet: “The way Pakistani women stood up for Haqeeqi Azadi, they will be remembered and become part of our democratic history. Also what will never be forgotten is the brutality of our security forces and the shameless way they went out of their way to abuse, hurt and humiliate our women.”
Mr Khan said hundreds were languishing in jail in terrible conditions.
“This too won’t be forgotten,” he added.
This is a terrible decision of the government earn him a lot flak across the country and globe. Women should have been spared but in hatred against the PTI it is ready to go to any extent and Maryam Nawaz is on forefront in this respect. PAK DESTINY