Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

PM Khaqan must brief Parliament about NSC meeting: Khursheed Shah

PM Khaqan must brief Parliament about NSC meeting: Khursheed Shah

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.

"The people serving on important positions should talk carefully", Khursheed Shah when asked to comment by media about Nawaz Sharif's controversial remarks about Mumbai attacks.

Nawaz Sharif's recent interview with the Dawn newspaper is not being taken lightly by opposing political parties in Pakistan.

The channel accused him of being pro-India and anti-Pakistan.

His remarks were played up by the Indian media as an admission of Pakistan's involvement in the terrorist attacks, even though similar questions and statements have been raised from civilian and security officials in Pakistan earlier. "Why can't we complete the trial". The statement shared by Nawaz Sharif's daughter, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, on Twitter read, "PML-N would like to set the record straight on the interview of PML-N Quaid carried yesterday by DAWN".

In the interview, Sharif said: "We have isolated ourselves".

Parliamentary Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Chairman Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed has said the parliamentary body had removed all the reservations of the provinces regarding the CPEC and now, it would provide equal opportunities and benefits to all the areas of Pakistan.

"Regarding India, Sharif acknowledged the country's anger, but criticized the Indian media for its "indecent haste" in blaming Pakistan". "Despite giving sacrifices, our narrative is not being accepted". Afghanistans narrative is being accepted, but ours is not.

The Mumbai attack case has entered into the 10th year but none of its suspects in Pakistan has been punished yet, showing that the case had never been in the priority list of the country that appears to be keen to put it under the carpet.

"India used the Mumbai attacks for its own despicable plans", said Nisar, who has created differences with Nawaz over the role of Maryam Nawaz in party politics.

Sharif's younger brother Shahbaz Sharif also said that media misrepresented views of the former prime minister.

"Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill over 150 people in Mumbai?" He claimed that although Pakistan had cooperated with the Indian government for information-sharing regarding every terrorist incident, India had not reciprocated for incidents taking place inside Pakistan.

Pakistan's longest serving PM, Sharif was disqualified for life from office by the Supreme Court in 2017 for not disclosing the income he received in 2013 from his son's Dubai-based Capital FZE company.

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