Nawaz Sharif's 26/11 remarks create stir in Pakistan

  • Nawaz Sharif's 26/11 remarks create stir in Pakistan

Nawaz Sharif's 26/11 remarks create stir in Pakistan

India says Pakistan did not keep honour its commitment to a fair trial and sent the case to court without really investigating the conspiracy that led to the attacks.

Nawaz Sharif's recent interview with the Dawn newspaper is not being taken lightly by opposing political parties in Pakistan. Commonly called the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the city was under siege till November 29. Nawaz is now ousted from the post of Prime Minister after Pakistan's apex court disqualified him from holding public office on charges of corruption.

Ramdev made this statement after Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday admitted that homegrown terrorist outfits were responsible for the 2008 attacks in Mumbai. Since the incident took place in India, so 90 percent of the evidences were in India who was evading sharing evidences with the investigation agencies of Pakistan, he added.

For the first time, Sharif also questioned Pakistan's policy to allow the "non-state actors" to cross the border and "kill" people in Mumbai, according to a media report.

Former PM Nawaz Sharif's apparently conciliatory remark on the state's role in terrorism, however, is unlikely to indicate a concrete shift in Islamabad's position. Explain it to me.

Nawaz was reproached by former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan who claimed the progress in Mumbai Attacks case was impeded due to rigidity and non-cooperation on part of India. He even acknowledged that militant organisations were active in the country.

He said, "There was no bigger evidence of the Indian government's lack of interest in taking the case to its end than its refusal to allow FIA to question the only living proof of the attacks: Ajmal Kasab".

"Pakistan is a terrorist country and entire world knew the truth behind the 26/11 attacks". He said by blaming Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif has actually presented himself to the enemies as an offer to become an approver against Pakistan to malign country through sheer lies. Not only is the probe going slow, the masterminds Zaki-ur-Rehman and Hafiz Saeed are now roaming freely in Pakistan.

What he was referring to is the stalled trial in a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court.

The prosecution had completed the testimonies of all 68 Pakistani witnesses seven months before that. Lakhvi along with Zarar Shah was allegedly the key planner of the attack. Saying that we strongly believe that the handlers of the 26/11 offences were in Pakistan.