Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Former Pakistan premier risks jail over Mumbai attacks claim

Former Pakistan premier risks jail over Mumbai attacks claim

"Nawaz Sharif has rejected Monday's statement of the NSC which had condemned his controversial remarks and the entire nation is in a state of chaos since", he added.

"An accountability court probing into corruption allegations against Nawaz Sharif is about to announce its judgement so the former premier is involving global powers to take the spotlight away from the cases", Chaudhry said while addressing a press conference in Lahore. "I am not an ordinary citizen but a three-time prime minister elected by the people of Pakistan, hence, I am privy to realities", Sharif was quoted by the Express Tribune, as saying. "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.

A case against Sharif should be registered under Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan, the petitioner argued.

Abbasi that it was the official policy that Pakistan would not allow any militant group to use its soil for militancy.

"A few sentences (from the newspaper interview) were blown out of proportion and context".

The United States also blames LeT for the Mumbai attacks and has offered $10 million for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Hafiz Saeed, who heads Muslim charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), which Washington says is a front for LeT.

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Across India, Sharif's words are being regarded as an admission of Pakistan's involvement in the 2008 attacks. Explain it to me.

PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that Indian media misconstrued the announcements in the meeting for their advantages.

"Which country sides with us at present", Mr. Sharif asked.

Pakistan's former dictator General Pervez Musharraf has attacked former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for withdrawing from Kargil in 1999 under pressure from India when the Pakistan Army was in a "dominating position". During the interview, Nawaz had said, "Militant organisations are active".

"We have isolated ourselves".

"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?"

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