The National Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution demanding action against May 9 rioters under the Army Act.

The resolution was moved by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif.

The resolution demanded that all individuals  involved in May 9 riots must immediately face legal repercussions, adding that members of the same party and its leaders were separating themselves from May 9 events.


“Across the world, the right of inquiry against people involved in incidents such as attacks on military installations lie with the army. In Pakistan too, laws and constitutional protection against such elements exist,” it added.

“Therefore, an inquiry should be initiated without any delay against all the people involved in these incidents and they should be punished under the Pakistan Army Act, 1952,” the resolution read.