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Nawaz's statement on Mumbai attacks 'incorrect and misleading' terms Pakistan's NSC

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 14, 2018, 05:43 PM IST

File photo of Nawaz Sharif. Photograph:(Zee News Network)

Pakistan's national security committee held a meeting on Monday to discuss the statement given by former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the 2008's Mumbai attacks trigering backlash from Indian media.

The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was conducted to review the statement in detail after which it unanimously termed the statement "incorrect and misleading."

Pakistan's Geo tv quoted a statement issued by Prime Minister's office reading," the participants 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."

NSC meeting also unanimously "rejected the allegations and condemned the fallacious assertions". 

While concluding the meeting, NSC also reportedly said that Pakistan will continue its efforts to eliminate terrorism on all fronts.

During an interview with Pakistan daily, Nawaz Sharif has said, "Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can't we complete the trial?."

Following the statement, an allegation of Pakistan's involvement in the admission of terrorist in the country was also made.

On May 13, the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) had issued a clarification stating that Nawaz's remarks were "grossly misinterpreted by Indian media".

Ten Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists had sailed to Mumbai in November 2008 from Karachi and carried out coordinated attacks that killed 166 people and injured over 300. Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) Chief Hafeez Saeed is the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

The case is now in its 10th year, but Pakistan is yet to punish any of the suspects. 

(With inputs from ANI)