Sharif's Mumbai attack remark

Sharif's Mumbai attack remark

Earlier in the day, the NSC termed former premier Nawaz Sharif's comments regarding the 26/11 Mumbai attacks as "incorrect and misleading", said a statement released by the government.

Pakistan Armed Forces official spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor posted on Twitter that the NSC meeting was suggested to country's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

"The participants unanimously rejected the allegations and condemned the fallacious assertions", it added.

Unlikely though it may be, will Pakistan's civil society, whatever it is worth, stand up and endorse what Nawaz Sharif finally said in his interview, "These games have gone on for too long".

According to the statement, it was recalled during the meeting that the delay in conclusion of Mumbai attack case was caused by India, not Pakistan.

In the interview, Sharif said "Militant organizations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai?" said Sharif, referring to the 2008 attacks, in which at least 160 people were killed by gunmen in attacks on hotels and transportation infrastructure in the Indian business hub. Explain it to me. Sharif's admission that militants carried out a mayhem in India and Pakistan's inability to complete the trial opened the floodgates as the Indian establishment and media jumped onto the stage to pick up the issue. "President Putin has said it. President Xi has said it".

The comments - in which Sharif implied he was removed from office by the Supreme Court a year ago for trying to end military support for anti-India militants - led to uproar in Pakistan, where criticising the military is increasingly considered a "red line" that can not be crossed.

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The PTI chief before putting his demands said Nawaz's statements helped India considerably. With a few months go before the next parliamentary election in Pakistan, it was being seen as Sharif's efforts to feign statesmanship to achieve a moral high ground.

The Army chief, General Bipin Rawat has already made clear that the army was "ready to suspend" military operations to avoid civilian casualties but has asked, "Who will guarantee that there won't be fire at our men, at our vehicles; who will guarantee that policemen, political workers, our men returning home on leave aren't attacked, aren't killed?"

The press conference has not been aired on any television channel so far. Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah owned Nawaz Sharif's statement and publicly defended his position while talking to the media in Lahore.

Nawaz Sharif's party, the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), has defended the former prime minister's remarks on the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, and said the Indian media had "grossly misinterpreted" the statement. One of them was caught and hanged. He added such political antics could not be allowed in the country anymore.

To a query on Karnataka exit polls, she said the BJP would form the government in the State.

"The statements attributed to Sharif are factually incorrect and are being presented in a wrong light by the Indian media. Instructions should be given to register a treason case against him", it said.

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