Nawaz Sharif terms NSC stance on 26/11 'regrettable and painful'

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After the NSC meeting, Prime Minister Abbasi met Sharif and conveyed to him the concerns of the military leadership over his remarks regarding the Mumbai attacks, Pakistani media had reported yesterday.

"The meeting reviewed the recent statement in the context of Mumbai attacks, as it appeared in the daily Dawn of 12th May 2018, and unanimously termed this statement as incorrect and misleading", a press handout issued after the meeting said. Despite giving sacrifices, our narrative is not being accepted.

"PPP rejects Nawaz Sharif's statement and stance on the Mumbai attacks", she said, adding that questions were being raised all around the world following Sharif 's remarks. 68-year-old Sharif asked while talking to reporters outside an accountability court in Islamabad, where he is facing corruption charges.

The former Pakistan PM also reaffirmed his demand for the formation of a national commission to separate fact from fiction.

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Marriyum Aurangzeb has explained that the comments by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqab Abbasi on Monday, were made in a press talk which was not meant to broadcast.

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One of the petitioners stated that a famous book written about the Mumbai attacks titled "The Betrayal of India" by Elias Davidsson, maintains that it is India itself that staged the attacks with an objective to tell the USA and worldwide community that India was a victim of Pakistan.

Sharif said it was time the country knew who was responsible for the current state of affairs.

Ten Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants killed 166 people and wounded dozens in Mumbai in November, 2008.

Former foreign minister Khawaja Asif should, Mr Sharif had added, be asked what the world said about Pakistan when he used to go overseas to represent the nation. "To try and protect his wrongdoings, he is not only willing to destroy all Pak State institutions, including army, NAB, SC, but also the future of our country", said the former cricketer.Sharif admission is a rare from a top Pakistani leader, in an interview to Dawn, he said that militant organisations were active in the country and questioned Islamabad's policy to allow "non-state actors" to cross the border and "kill" people in Mumbai.