Pakistan condemns ex-PM Sharif over comment on attack on India

The court disqualified Sharif under Article 62 and 63 of Pakistan's Constitution. The articles state that a member of Parliament should be'truthful and'righteous

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

A report in the Dawn said that soon after the publication of Nawaz's interview on Saturday, the Indian media blew up his remarks, terming it an "admission" on part of the former prime minister about Pakistan's involvement in the Mumbai attacks.

The spokesman said the PML-N as the country's premier popular national political party and its supreme leader (Nawaz Sharif) need no certificate from anybody on their commitment and capacity to preserve, protect and promote Pakistan's national security.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif reiterated his claims that many characters were behind the twin sit-ins staged by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek in 2014, warning that he will reveal their names when the time comes.

Referring to a 2016 meeting in which, according to Dawn, the civilian government had informed the military leadership of Pakistan's growing global isolation, Nawaz said, "Even at that time, the same things? getting our house in order? were being discussed in the NSC meeting".


"The participants unanimously rejected the allegations and condemned the fallacious assertions", the NSC said.

The Mumbai terror attack is the worst kept secret in Pakistan as everybody knows that it was carried out by terror groups nurtured on their soil and the entire operation was directed by non-state actors.

"I can say with assurance that no one in Parliament has read the newspaper interview of the former premier of which a furore is being created", Geo News quoted Abbasi as saying while speaking in Parliament. "Explain it to me", he had said, in a clear reference to the Mumbai killings blamed on 10 Pakistani terrorists. He said that Sharif had accused him of withdrawing forces from Kargil. "Why can't we complete the trial?" he had asked in the interview, referring to the Mumbai attacks-related trial proceedings which have stalled in the Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court. What Sharif has now done is to show the mirror to the Rawalpindi bosses who actually control the levers of power in the country. PML-N leader Nehal Hashmi also arrived at the accountability court to express solidarity with the party's supreme leader. "Despite giving sacrifices, our narrative is not being accepted", Sharif said.

Sharif said it was time the country knew who was responsible for the current state of affairs.

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