Former Pakistan PM reportedly admits country's role in 2008 Mumbai attacks

Former PM Nawaz Sharif earlier this week

Former PM Nawaz Sharif earlier this week

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's public acknowledgement that militant organisations were active in his country was a "serious disclosure" and said it proved India's position that the handlers of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack were in Pakistan.

"Pakistan was subjected to heavy criticism over the Mumbai attacks", Nisar said, in the backdrops of Nawaz Sharif's recent interview. Stating that the terrorist organisations were thriving in Pakistan, he held them which he called "non-state actors" responsible for the series of coordinated attacks in Mumbai. "Why can't we complete the trial". In an interview to the Dawn newspaper published on Saturday, Sharif also lamented that Pakistan had isolated itself. He is actively organising collection of donations in Punjab coinciding with the wheat harvesting season, said a report quoting sources.

Rehman warned that such reckless statements inflict damage on Pakistan's narrative while apprising at the same time that country has tendered unrivalled sacrifices in war on terror.

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. Sharif asked, referring to the masterminds of the Mumbai massacre that nearly brought India and Pakistan to war.

"Pakistan is a terrorist country and entire world knew the truth behind the 26/11 attacks". Afghanistans narrative is being accepted, but ours is not.

According to Nisar, 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.

To a query on Karnataka exit polls, she said the BJP will form the government in the state as the Congress will face defeat. "And they would have to ensure that no terrorist activity takes place".

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Army has made a decision to hold a high-level meeting on Monday to discuss the "recent misleading media statement" about Mumbai terror attack, PTI reported.

Islamabad, on the other hand, has blamed setbacks during the trial on India, insisting that New Delhi had not given "solid evidence" against Hafiz Saeed and others.

The PML-N leader was questioning why the trial into the Mumbai attacks was stalled at a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court.

The Mumbai case is being tried in an anti-terrorism court since 2009 but the case isn't going anywhere.

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