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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif quotes ‘grossly misinterpreted’

Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif

After the 26/11 confession made by Nawaz Sharif, Pakistani Army has called upon a meeting of the high-powered National Security Committee (NSC), a platform of top civil and military leadership to discuss key national issues.

“The NSC meeting suggested to Prime Minister to discuss recent misleading media statement regarding Bombay incident. Being held tomorrow morning,” said Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor.

Sharif’s younger brother claims that Sharif’s interview has been misinterpreted by media.

“Can anybody think that Nawaz Sharif will say such things,” he said.

“At the outset, statement of Nawaz Sharif has been grossly misinterpreted by the Indian media. Unfortunately a section of Pakistani electronic and social media has intentionally or unintentionally not only validated but has lent credence to the malicious propaganda of Indian media without going through the full facts of the statement,” said the spokesperson for Sharif.

“After all, it was Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who, resisting all pressures, took the most important and most difficult decision on national security in Pakistan’s history by making the country a nuclear power in May 1998,” he said.

After-effects of Sharif’s 26/11 confession

In an interview, Nawaz Sharif admitted that the 2008 Mumbai attacks also known as 26/11 attacks were done by Pakistani terrorists and that Pakistan has isolated itself.

“Militant organizations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t we complete the trial?” he said, according to the Dawn newspaper.

The interview has become controversial in Pakistan. Sharif is now been criticized by his opponents and few leaders of Pakistan Muslims League-Nawaz (PML-N) for allegedly supporting Indian narrative and going against nation’s interest.

“Nawaz Sharif is the modern-day Mir Jafar who collaborated with the British to enslave his nation for personal gains. Nawaz speaking Modi’s language against Pak State simply to protect his ill-gotten Rs 300 billion stashed in his sons’ companies abroad,” Leading opposition leader and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said on Twitter.