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

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

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

Pakistan's top civil and military leaders on Monday condemned a suggestion by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif that Islamist militants who killed 166 people in the 2008 Mumbai attacks had crossed the border from Pakistan.

"I am sure none of these have read this news", he said, adding one should have thought before levelling accusations and misbehaving.

In its annual report, the statement said that the World Bank estimates bilateral remittances between countries using the methodology summarised in the World Bank Working Paper 102 South-South migration and remittances by the authors of the report. Are those who tore apart the country and the Constitution patriots?

The military, which has ruled Pakistan for about half its history, denies any interference in civilian politics.

"Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill over 150 people in Mumbai?"

Speaking at the National Assembly in Islamabad, the prime minister said Indian media misinterpreted and scandalized the specific part of Nawaz Sharif's interview for its personal interest and gains. Samaa TV, however, claimed on its website to have run the presser. "Why can't we complete the trial?" questioned Sharif, referring to the legal battle over those accused of involvement in the 26/11 terror attacks.

"Well me which country stands with us, is there any?" he asked.

Nawaz, in response, had dispelled the notion that the comments were falsely attributed to him, saying that he would speak the truth come what may.

Criticising PM Abbasi's comments on former premier Nawaz's statements on 2008 Mumbai attacks, the PTI spokesman said, "PM Abbasi, instead of supporting the state, is proving himself to be a Nawaz loyalist".

They observed that it was very unfortunate that the opinion arising out of either misconceptions or grievances was being presented in disregard of concrete facts and realities.

Sheikh also said that the name of the PML-N supremo should be placed on the Exit Control List, and the interior ministry alerted to file a complain against the former premier.

On Sunday, the Congress party demanded that the Centre should expose Pakistan's terrorist activities in India, to the global community.