Sheikh Rashid demands amnesty for May 9 riot detaineesBreaking

June 10, 2024

Former interior minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Monday demanded that Army cChief Gen Asim Munir to announce amnesty for all those lingering in jails in connection linking May 9 riots. “People have suffered tremendously in May 9-related cases. All innocents must be granted amnesty,” the chief of the Awami Muslim League said while speaking to the media on the District Courts premises. Rashid reiterated his appeal to Gen Munir and ISI Director General to grant amnesty to innocent people, noting that the authority held by the ruling coalition was quite insignificant. He also expressed concern over the way PTI women leaders Aalia Hamza and Sanam Javed were being transferred from one jail to another. Rashid said that politicising the battle over Form 45 and Form 47 would only lead the country into a pit, as well as the devastation of the country’s economy. In response to a query about the India-Pakistan T20 match, Rashid said that the feelings of the Pakistani people were hurt.

Credit: Independent News Pakistan