Nawaz Sharif admits Pakistan militant group's role in Mumbai terror attacks

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: May 12, 2018, 11:32 PM(IST)

File photo of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Photograph:( Reuters )

In an interview to a Pakistani media, ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has admitted to Pakistan's role in the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai.

 

Blaming the Militant organisation in Pakistan, he asked: "should we allow them to cross-border and kill 150 people in Mumbai?".

He further questioned that why the trials in the case are not being completed?

He said,"Militant organisation are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross-border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Why can't we complete trial?"

He added further,"We have isolated ourselves. Despite giving sacrifices, our narrative is not being accepted. Afghanistan's narrative is being accepted, but ours is not. We must look into it".

Even after ten years of the terror attack in Mumbai, Pakistan has not punished any of the suspects in the case and the trials are stalled in a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court.

Despite recording statements from numerous Pakistani witnesses, both official and private, the Pakistani authorities have been insisting on sending Indian witnesses for reaching a verdict in the case.

The gruesome terror attack on Mumbai by LeT terrorists had killed over 166 people.

Nawaz Sharif had resigned from office in July last year after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding office due to corruption charges in Panama papers.

The Pakistan Supreme Court in April disqualified him from holding public office for life.

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