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

Nawaz Sharif Says Pakistani Establishment Delaying 26/11 Trial

Nawaz Sharif Says Pakistani Establishment Delaying 26/11 Trial

Should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Sharif and his party do not need a "certificate from anybody on their commitment and capacity to preserve, protect and promote Pakistan's national security", PML (N) said.

Pakistan's powerful military called for the discussion after Sharif's comments were published over the weekend in Dawn, Pakistan's leading English-language daily newspaper. Afghanistan's narrative is being accepted, but ours is not.

Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and prime challenger to the PM chair in the upcoming polls, said Sharif has turned into a "traitor" to save his own personal interests.

"I say with full responsibility that the delay and slow pace of the Mumbai attacks-related case in Pakistan was not Pakistan's doing but was a result of non-cooperation and stubbornness by India", said the disgruntled PML-N member. "Questions are being raised about Pakistan at the global level owing to Sharif's statement", she told reporters.

He further stated that India orchestrated the attack in order to take the world's attention away from the violence in occupied Kashmir. Explain it to me.

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

According to a statement put out after the meeting, the body condemned and rejected the statement of the former premier on the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. "We must look into it", he said.

Sharif stoked a controversy on Saturday, admitting that Pakistan-based terrorists were involved in 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

Nisar, under whose watch the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) was investigating the Mumbai attacks, had emphasised that the Indian government was to blame for the hold-up in the trial. However, Pakistan has claimed it needs access to Indian witnesses to carry forward the legal process.

According to sources, Sharif is reportedly under pressure from his ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party and the army to retract his statement immediately or issue a clarification. Sharif had travelled to India for the swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also welcomed the latter in Lahore during a surprise trip in December 2015. "Being held tomorrow (Monday) morning", tweeted Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor through his official account on Twitter.

Sharif, in the Dawn interview, obliquely criticized the military by denouncing "parallel governments".

Pakistan has always been accused of supporting proxy insurgent groups that further its foreign policy objectives - from the claim on the disputed region of Kashmir to the installation of a pro-Pakistani government in Afghanistan.

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