Special Assistant to Prime Minister Attaullah Tarar has said “no leniency” will be given to those involved in the violent protests of May 9.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, he said the miscreants are “not deserving of any leniency” and no leniency will be provided “no matter how much propaganda they do”.

He reiterated the government’s stance that the women who were detained in jails were being provided all their rights and that any mistreatment “could not even be imagined”.

Tarar further said that if the “few people who were deceived by Imran Khan” were to be released, then all criminals behind hideous crimes — such as rape, murder and abductions — must be released as well.

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