20 people sentenced in May 9 incidents released

Twenty persons were sentenced to one year by military courts for their involvement in the incidents of May 9 have been released.

The decision comes following a list filed in the Supreme Court by the Attorney General of Pakistan, outlining the pardons granted under the Army Act.

The list indicates that the pardons were granted to individuals hailing from various regions including Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Dir, and Mardan. Specifically, eight individuals from Rawalpindi, three from Lahore, five from Gujranwala, three from Dir, and one from Mardan have been included in the list of those released.

This action follows the directive of the Supreme Court, which ordered the release of the arrested persons before Eid-ul-Fitr. The move marks a significant development in the legal proceedings surrounding the events of May 9, as those convicted find reprieve under the provisions of the Army Act.


The release of these individuals underscores the ongoing legal and judicial processes in Pakistan, as authorities navigate complex issues of justice and reconciliation in the aftermath of contentious events.