Mush deplores Nawaz statement on Mumbai attacks

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif describes National Security Committee statement as'regrettable painful

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

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.

"Militant organizations are active".

The Sindh Assembly has passed the resolution unanimously condemning Sharif for his "irresponsible" remarks and sought an apology from him.

The NSC statement issued after an urgent meeting summoned following the controversial remarks by Nawaz Sharif on 2008 Mumbai attacks dismissed former premier's statement, terming it "incorrect and misleading".

Several lawmakers on both sides of the aisle had fired a broadside at Nawaz for statement about the Mumbai attack, with some going as far as demanding that the PML-N supremo be tried for high treason; that his name be placed on the Exit Control List, and a thorough investigation be undertaken to determine the reasons behind the statement made by three-time prime minister. "Are those who tore apart the country and the Constitution patriots?"

Against the backdrop of allegations by the opposition that he had gone against the country's interests, Sharif demanded the formation of a national commission to decide who had committed treason.

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He also spoke about how the trial of the accused involved in the attack was being deliberately delayed and how the global community was not willing to believe Pakistan's plaint of being a victim of terror because of the Pak military's support for terrorists who target India.

Sources said he couldn't appear before the Committee because of his prior commitments and asked the parliamentary body to reschedule his appearance, allowing significant time so that he could turn up to testify before it.

Nawaz Sharif's harsh criticism against PTI comes as the Chairman PTI Imran Khan doesn't seem letting mounting pressure on the former prime minister get lessened.

Sharif, as per an exclusive Dawn news report, in that meeting had raised the issue of Pakistan's growing worldwide isolation because of behind-the-scenes support by military to banned terror groups, including Jaish-e-Muhammad, Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the Haqqani Network. "What did I say in the interview that was wrong".

The meeting held Monday was chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi with top military brass also in attendance. His statement was in contrast to the response by Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), whose president Shahbaz Sharif earlier said that his brother's comments "were "grossly misinterpreted". Despite sacrifices, our narrative is not being accepted.

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