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PM Shehbaz Sharif Likened May 9 Vandalism to Terrorism

PM Shehbaz Sharif expresses support for Radio Pakistan, condemnings.

PM Shehbaz Sharif said showed no regard for national history or humanity. Were revealed by their looting and setting on fire of the agency’s historic structure in Peshawar.

The PM stated that a wave of popular rage against the assailants was felt in the nation following the attack on the historic building while speaking at a gathering to show support for the staff members of Radio Pakistan and the Associated Press of Pakistan.

He said that the assaults on government buildings and security facilities nationwide on May 9 and 10 were vehemently opposed by people from all walks of life.

The prime minister said, “There is no difference between the rioters of May 9-10 and the terrorists,” adding that his administration would take steps to prevent further instances of such abhorrent behaviour.

He promised to punish the offenders severely in accordance with the law.

The PM claimed that the destruction of May 9–10 was beyond comprehension. The adversary had never been able to carry out such heinous acts in the past.

He said that Radio Pakistan Peshawar storied station founded prior to Pakistan’s independence in 1935. Both this station and Radio Pakistan Lahore broadcast the declaration of Pakistan’s independence in 1947.

The millions of Muslims made sacrifices for their country under Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He added that the violent events of May 9 and 10 caused widespread grief and anger.

He further said that:

The prime minister claimed that looting the historic structure went against the values of nationalism and respect for cultural heritage.

The model of the Chaghi Hills that had been built on the grounds of Radio Pakistan in honour of the successful nuclear blasts that had made the nation’s defence impregnable on May 28, 1998, was set ablaze, which he vehemently opposed.

Living nations safeguard their cultural legacies and preserve them for future generations, according to PM Shehbaz. On May 10, he claimed, Radio Pakistan’s nearly 100-year-old archival records were destroyed by fire.

He presented them with compensation checks in recognition of the bravery and courage of injured Radio Pakistan personnel Naseer and Abdullah in the face of protesters.

Additionally, the prime minister gave the finance minister instructions to act right away to disburse the salaries of Radio Pakistan staff through the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

The Director General of Radio Pakistan, Tahir Hassan, earlier gave the PM a thorough presentation on the riots’ total damage, losses to its archives and transmitters, and planned initiatives.

The Chaghi mountains model, which was built in honour of the successful nuclear explosions in Chaghi Balochistan on May 28, 1998, was destroyed to ashes on May 9 by a violent mob.

Later on May 10, the protesters assaulted and set fire to Radio Pakistan’s headquarters. The structure suffered severe damage from the fire. Which also destroyed the staff members’ and the organization’s official and private automobiles.

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