Pakistan’s National Security Committee terms Sharif's 26/11 statement 'incorrect and misleading'

WION Web Team
Islamabad, PakistanUpdated: May 14, 2018, 04:43 PM IST

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

Pakistan's highest forum National Security Committee, in its meeting held in Islamabad on Monday, reviewed the recent statement by the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the context of Mumbai attacks.

The National Security Committee (NSC) has denied the recent statement made by former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, on the 2008 Mumbai attacks & termed it 'completely false & misleading', reports Pakistan's Geo TV.

Sharif had admitted publicly on Friday that Pakistani terrorists were involved in the 26/11 attacks and questioned why Ajmal Kasab and nine others were allowed to cross the border to carry out the carnage in Mumbai in 2008. He added that support for non-state actors led to Pakistan's global isolation. 

Sharif's remarks have sparked a debate in Pakistan with his opponents criticising him for toeing the Indian line while many praised him on social media for having the courage to speak the truth.

Later, the PML-N issued a clarification stating that Nawaz Sharif's remarks were "grossly misinterpreted by Indian media".

Earlier, Leading opposition leader and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said that Sharif was speaking the language of (Indian Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and cooperating against enemies of Pakistan to harm the country.

"Nawaz Sharif is the modern-day Mir Jafar who collaborated with the British to enslave his nation for personal gains. Nawaz speaking Modi's language against Pak State simply to protect his ill-gotten Rs 300 billion stashed in his sons' companies abroad," he said on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Sharif's younger brother Shahbaz Sharif said that media misrepresented views of the former prime minister. "Can anybody think that Nawaz Sharif will say such things," he said.

But already Sharif's interview has been created a huge controversy in Pakistan.