Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Pakistan on damage control mode over Sharif's interview

Sharif's statement about Mumbai attack was 'misreported': Pak PM Sharif's moment of truth
Gerardo Duncan | 16 May, 2018, 15:01

"We would foil every conspiracy against our leader Nawaz Sharif and continue to wage legal, constitutional and democratic struggle till we wipe out all the stains of falsehood", said a strong-worded statement issued after the PML-N meeting.

In the other resolutions, PTI lawmaker Arif Abbasi said: "Sharif's statement on Mumbai attack has created problems for Pakistan internationally."It also demanded constitution of a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe his business links with Indian steel tycoon Jindal".

According to media reports, the NAB chairman in his response to the appearance informed the committee that he has prior commitments, saying that he received the notice for the appearance in the morning.

Stating that the NSC dismissed those words which were misreported, Abbasi said the meeting did not condemn Sharif but incorrect reporting of his interview.

"The same policy existed during the tenures of Pakistan Peoples Party, General Musharraf and even earlier", he emphasized.

After Prime minister's address, opposition walked out from the session as a protest.

He stresses "After all, it was Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who, resisting all pressures, took the most important and most hard decision on national security in Pakistan's history by making the country a nuclear power in May 1998".

"Surjewala further said: "Our second question to Modi is, will you show the courage of conviction and the 56" chest to ensure that the trial of 26/11 perpetrators, who are neither being adequately tried nor punished in Pakistan, is either held under the guidance of global agencies or they are handed over alternatively to India?" Mohammad Bashir, Judge of Accountability Court I initiated the hearing.

"I had asked why did militants attack 150 people and I want the answer", he clarified.

The prime minister said a person who made the Country an atomic power was being labeled as a traitor.

He further questioned why Mumbai trial wasn't completed while adding that he always spoke the truth and stood by it.

On Sunday, the military called an emergency meeting of the National Security Council which reviewed Mr. Sharif's remarks, and said in a statement that "it was very unfortunate that the opinion arising out of either misconceptions or grievances, was presented in disregard of concrete facts and realities".

Sharif's own party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), however, issued a statement dismissing all claims with regard to their Quaid (Supreme Leader)'s remarks on the Mumbai terror attacks.

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