Pakistan top brass blast ex-PM over Mumbai attack remarks

  • Pakistan top brass blast ex-PM over Mumbai attack remarks

Pakistan top brass blast ex-PM over Mumbai attack remarks

Beleaguered former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday outright dismissed the statement of the National Security Committee (NSC), the country's top civil-military body, on his controversial remarks about the 2008 Mumbai attacks as "regrettable" and "painful". "He hurt the national interest of Pakistan by violating his oath as an ex-prime minister and should be proceeded against for treason", Khan said at a news conference.

The Lashker-e-Taiba militant group, founded by USA -wanted militant Hafiz Saeed, was blamed for the Mumbai massacre. Ten gunmen spent three days spraying bullets and throwing grenades around landmarks. The Indian authorities believe that LeT's emissaries arrived on a boat from Karachi and carried out the violent strikes across Mumbai, in coordination with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.

On Sunday, the Congress party demanded that the Centre should expose Pakistan's terrorist activities in India, to the global community. Pakistan admitted the attacks were planned on its soil but denied any official involvement, and did not confirm the gunmen had set sail from Karachi. He said that nobody has the privilege to issue the authentication of patriotism.

"We are not being isolated but have already been pushed into a corner", he said.

He said that Nawaz Sharif never said that Pakistani attackers were involved in the Mumbai Attacks.

"Militant organizations are active". Explain it to me.

He went on to say that New Delhi pressurized the PML-N government through the United States following which Sharif ordered armed forces to withdraw from Kargil.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Nawaz had called for the NAB chairman to either apologise for the blunder or resign.

"It is unfortunate that we followed their (Indian media's) lead", he lamented, and wondered "if we allow ourselves to be used by India".

"Who led Pakistan towards isolation and has brought the country to a stage where the worldwide community is not ready to accept Pakistan's narrative?" Following the battle, he became the Nawab with the support of British.Nawaj resigned after he was disqualified from holding a public office by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers investigation.