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Thursday February 22, 2024

Some people planning May 9-like riots: Punjab CM

CM emphasised a zero-tolerance policy towards incidents similar to those of May 9

By Our Correspondent
February 13, 2024
Caretaker Punjabs chief minister addresses the media in Lahore after inaugurating a state-of-the-art medicine warehouse at Gurmangat Road, Gulberg on February 12, 2024. — Facebook/Chief Minister Punjabs Updates
Caretaker Punjab's chief minister addresses the media in Lahore after inaugurating a state-of-the-art medicine warehouse at Gurmangat Road, Gulberg on February 12, 2024. — Facebook/Chief Minister Punjab's Updates   

LAHORE: The caretaker Punjab chief minister has warned that some people are planning to carry out riots similar to those that occurred on May 9 of last year.

“While peaceful protests are everyone’s right, if incidents similar to those of May 9 are repeated, strict action will be taken,” While addressing the media in Lahore after inaugurating the expansion and upgrade project of the state-of-the-art medicine warehouse at Gurmangat Road, Gulberg, on Monday, he said that no one would be prevented from holding peaceful protests. He said that the decision to shut down mobile phone services in the country was made by the federal government, adding that his caretaker government had fulfilled its obligations during its tenure. He said anyone with objections to the election results can approach the relevant forums.

The CM emphasised a zero-tolerance policy towards incidents similar to those of May 9 and said that the government is fully prepared to swiftly address any such occurrences.