Only 33 suspects handed over to military for trial for May 9 protests: Pak Interior Minister Sanaullah

Updated: May 26 2023 8:37PM

By Sajjad Hussain

Islamabad, May 26 (PTI) Pakistan's Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Friday said that only 33 suspects have been handed over to authorities so far to be tried by military courts for their alleged involvement in the attacks on sensitive defence installations during the May 9 protests following the arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan.

Thousands of supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party ransacked and set ablaze military and civilian buildings after party chief Khan was arrested from the Islamabad High Court in a case of alleged corruption, following which a crackdown was launched to arrest and punish the perpetrators.

Amidst criticism from local and international rights groups, Pakistan started the legal process to prosecute those involved in the violence under military and civilian laws.