Sharif was at his pretentious best when he said in the interview: "Militant organisations are active".
"Militant organizations are active".
What he was referring to is the stalled trial in a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court.
In a media interview on Friday, Mr. Sharif for the first time questioned Pakistan's policy of allowing the "non-state actors" to cross the border and "kill" people in Mumbai. India's position has been that the mastermind of the Mumbai terror attack operated from Pakistan.
Moreover, an unidentified spokesman of PML-N issued another statement to "set the record straight on the interview of PML-N Quaid" and claimed that the Indian media had "grossly misinterpreted" Nawaz's remarks. "Explain it to me", he had said, in a clear reference to the Mumbai killings blamed on 10 Pakistani terrorists. We gave a sacrifice of more than 50,000 people.More news: Trump's withdrawal from the Iran deal raises frightening questions
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According to the statement, it was recalled during the meeting that the delay in conclusion of Mumbai attack case was caused by India, not Pakistan. Afghanistan's narrative is being accepted, but ours is not. "We must look into it", Sharif told Dawn.
NO matter what his political opponents or critics say about him, he knows the art of inspiring others through his extraordinary abilities of standing firm and delivering in toughest situations These lines certainly can be attributed to none other than Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif who has emerged as a respected figure and earned praise and admiration not only at home but also overseas. A number of Pakistani witnesses both official and private testified and provided evidence against the seven accused, but the Pakistani authorities have been insisting on sending Indian witnesses for reaching a verdict in the case.
The 22nd meeting of the NSC recalled that it was not Pakistan, but India that has delayed the finalisation of the case. This has to stop.
The spokesman said the PML-N as the country's premier popular national political party and its supreme leader (Nawaz Sharif) need no certificate from anybody on their commitment and capacity to preserve, protect and promote Pakistan's national security. A veteran politician and industrialist, Sharif has previously served as the Prime Minister on two other occasions -from 1990 to 1993 and from 1997 to 1999. He defied the Army twice - while visiting Delhi for PM Narendra Modi's swearing in ceremony and later, while hosting the Indian premier in Lahore on 25, Dec 2015 on his birthday.
The relations between the military and the Sharif government were at its lowest in October 2016 when the latter told the former to act against home-grown militant groups or face worldwide isolation. The matter was "settled" after the sacking of three officers, including Tariq Fatermi, the prime minister's special assistant on foreign affairs, following the recommendations of an inquiry committee. 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.