Nawaz Sharif 'misquoted' by Indian media, says Abbasi


Imran Khan, chairperson of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf attacked Nawaz Sharif a day after ousted prime minister tacitly admitted to Pakistan "militants" being behind the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

Clarifying his predecessor Nawaz Sharif 's recent statement about the Mumbai attacks, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday appealed the opposition members not to put the country's national security in jeopardy for earning brownie points politically.

"This is something that then UPA Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his government had categorically stated before the entire world community which led to definite sanctions against Pakistan", said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala. On Monday, the National Security Committee (NSC) condemned the comments and described them as "incorrect and misleading".

The video message was released as a response to Mr Sharif's allegations about the involvement of "non-state actors" in the Mumbai attack. "Tell me which country stands with us, is there any?" he asked. Explain it to me.

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No damage was done to the school, whose principal said the prank was in the spirit of fun. The Police Department also extended their congratulations to the seniors graduating.

Sharif's criticism of the military has caused divisions within his party, analysts say, with some members unhappy about his confrontational approach. Now that Sharif is a spent force, his confession has not come at a time when it had to come. He held India responsible for the delay in the trial of the Mumbai attack suspects. "Are those who tore apart the country and the Constitution patriots?" "A decision should be made about who is a patriot and who is a traitor", he added. Sharif's daughter and party spokesperson, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, later clarified, "PML-N would like to set the record straight on the interview of PML-N Quaid carried yesterday by DAWN".

Abbasi that it was the official policy that Pakistan would not allow any militant group to use its soil for militancy.

There have been several reports of divisions among the Sharif brothers, with Nawaz having adopted a hard stance against state institutions following his ouster and Shehbaz calling for restraint and unity.

Sharif's statement has left the Pakistan Army extremely anxious that "this will give more weight to India's narrative that Pakistan is not doing enough" with respect to the 26/11 trial, and could even put Pakistan on the blacklist of global financial trade agreements.