Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's 26/11 statement 'grossly misinterpreted': PML-N

Nawaz Sharif Says Pakistani Establishment Delaying 26/11 Trial

Nawaz Sharif's remarks prove our stand: Nirmala Sitharaman

This had even led Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa to deny "rumours" of the army's alleged role to parliamentarians visiting the General Headquarters.

Presided over by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the meeting was attended by Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah, Defense and Foreign Minister Khurram Dastgir, Finance Minister Miftah Ismail, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen. Zubair Hayat, the director-generals of Inter-Services Intelligence and Military Intelligence, and the three services chiefs.

Shahbaz Sharif said, "The remarks in Dawn's report, attributed to PML-N's Quaid Nawaz Sharif in a wrong manner, are not representative of the party policy".

The NSC meeting reviewed the recent statement in the context of Mumbai attacks and unanimously termed the remarks as incorrect and misleading, said a statement issued after the meeting.

"We have isolated ourselves".

"Despite our 50,000 sacrifices [of lives], why is the world not paying heed to our narrative?" Afghanistan's narrative is being accepted, but ours is not. "We must look into it", he said before speaking on the Mumbai attack.

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Highlighting former PM's performance, the statement said: "After all, it was Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who, resisting all pressures, took the most important and most hard decision on national security in Pakistan's history by making the country a nuclear power in May 1998". Explain it to me. "Why can't we complete the trial". Mr Sharif had said on Friday, according to the Karachi-based newspaper.

India has made progress in the Mumbai and Pathankot attack cases one of the requirements for resumption of a dialogue process with Pakistan. Former High Commissioner to Pakistan and seasoned diplomat G Parthasarathy told ET "Neither the Pak Army nor the ISI is keen to bring the perpetrators to justice despite earlier efforts by Sharif to improve ties with India".

In his tweet, Imran also stated that the former prime minister was not only adamant on destroying government institutions like the Supreme Court, Pakistan Army and National Accountability Bureau, but had also come down to putting future of Pakistan at stake. "Questions are being raised about Pakistan at the global level owing to Sharif's statement", she told reporters.

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

The former Prime Minister's statements has caused backlash from various political parties and public. The Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) was believed to have plotted the 26/11 attacks. He held India responsible for the delay in the trial of the Mumbai attack suspects.

"Today Nawaz Sharif stands exposed before the nation".

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