Sharif's statement about Mumbai attack was 'misreported': Pak PM

Sharif's statement about Mumbai attack was 'misreported': Pak PM

Mr Khan was of the view that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader had committed treason by negating Pakistan's stance that Ajmal Kasab and other terrorists, who had carried out the attacks in Mumbai, were "non-state actors" and projecting India's point of view that the terrorists had been sent by the Pakistani establishment.

A meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) has been scheduled on the army's "suggestion" to discuss the "recent misleading media statement regarding Mumbai incident", said Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor.

"(NSC) observed that it was very unfortunate that the opinion arising out of either misconceptions or grievances was being presented in disregard of concrete facts and realities".

"The participants unanimously rejected the allegations and condemned the fallacious assertions", it added. The NSC meeting recalled that it was not Pakistan, but India, that has delayed the finalisation of the case. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai?

The interview was done by Dawn's Cyril Almeida, the journalist whose 2016 expose of the civil-military divide over militancy - since dubbed the Dawn Leaks - resulted in two PML-N ministers being forced to step down, with analysts suggesting that Sharif's own disqualification as the PM was also influenced by the leaks. "I have clarified those (statements)", Abbasi asserted. The prime minister claimed that the NSC did not condemn Nawaz, but incorrect reporting of the interview while referring to the earlier statement by the country's top civil-military body.

"There was no talk by Nawaz Sharif of the Mumbai attacks being planned in Pakistan", he explained, adding that Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan has not permitted its soil to be used for terrorism.

Article 91 (5) further states that the prime minister will discharge his duties and perform his functions honestly to the best of his ability and faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and law.

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Nawaz said that we have become isolated in the World, and no Country is standing with us. "What did I say that was wrong in the interview?" he asked.

"Modi, who goes uninvited to have "dawats" at the house of same Nawaz Sharif, needs to answer, that in light of this categorical admission by former Pakistani Prime Minister".

"According to Pakistani authorities, including the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), India did not cooperate in two separate investigations into the attacks simultaneously initiated in India and Pakistan and hushed up the case to hide facts", he added.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, opposition PTI chief Imran Khan demanded that the former prime minister be tried for treason, and that PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi resign as prime minister. "The civilians don't really have much of a say in the NSC meetings", he told Asia Times. "During the meeting we made a resolve that Pakistan's soil will not be allowed to be used for terrorism", he said, adding: "I am not here to clarify Nawaz's position, the goal of this media talk is to clear the air of confusion". "At the outset, statement of the Quaid has been grossly misinterpreted by the Indian media".

"Nawaz Sharif is echoing Indian propaganda and throwing mud on Pakistan".

India said the gunmen were Pakistani and had arrived on the Mumbai waterfront by rubber boat after crossing the Arabian sea from the Pakistani city of Karachi in a trawler.

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