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The country’s impression was badly affected by the events of May 9, President

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Web Desk: President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the events of May 9 have badly affected the perception of the country, and those responsible for the violence should be held accountable according to the law .
President Asif Ali Zardari, in his statement, condemned the violent incidents of May 9 and said that on May 9, politically agitated mobs created havoc across the country and damaged government property and military installations.
The perception of the country was badly affected by the events of May 9 and the violent events only served the interests of Pakistan’s enemies.
The attacks were an attempt to undermine the writ of the state, the rule of law and institutions, those responsible for the violence of May 9 should be held accountable in accordance with the law.
The President said that peaceful demonstrations and constructive criticism are the spirit of democracy, the constitution of Pakistan has given fundamental rights of assembly and expression which should be used responsibly according to the constitution and the law.
He warned that any attempt to incite violence by abusing fundamental rights will not be tolerated.
Asif Zardari said that in responsible democracies, destruction and vandalism of state property for political gain was never seen.
President Asif Ali Zardari expressed pride in the armed forces and its institutions and said that Pakistan’s armed forces are taking the lead in protecting the nation from various threats.
He said that Pakistan is already facing a number of challenges, and the irresponsible actions of political forces are affecting the development process and increasing the socio-economic challenges.
The President said in his statement that the current political situation requires all political parties to work for tolerance, promote democratic values, political dialogue and lead the nation in the right direction.
He said that political parties, parliament, the media and civil society should strengthen democracy, promote the rule of law, tolerance, political dialogue and a culture of inclusion.
Expressing regret and condemnation of the malicious campaign on social media against state institutions, the President said there is a need to devise a mechanism to resist and discourage the campaign based on lies.
He said that instead of inciting the youth against state institutions, there is a need to use their talents for the benefit of the country.

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