Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif effectively admitted in an interview that his nation could have prevented the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, in which more than 150 people were killed.
In comments published on 12 May 2018, by the Pakistani daily Dawn, the ousted leader asked, “Militant organisations 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,” he continued “Why can’t we complete the trial?”
Sharif, 67, was not Pakistan’s prime minister when the attack took place. Back then, Yousaf Raza Gillani was the head of the government.
In the Dawn interview, Sharif also discussed the upcoming general election in his country, and his own tenure as its leader, among other issues.
“It’s absolutely unacceptable (not acting against non-state actors who carry out terror attacks in India). This is exactly what we are struggling against. President Putin has said it. President Xi has said it,” the ex-PM said in an interview to Pakistan’s leading English daily Dawn.
We have isolated ourselves. Despite giving sacrifices, our narrative is not being accepted. Afghanistan’s narrative is being accepted, but ours is not. We must look into it,” Sharif said. A Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) stalwart told TOI that when Sharif became PM for the third time in 2013, he was determined to minimise the army’s role in Pakistan’s foreign affairs but had to give up at every step.
Mr Sharif, 68, was disqualified by the Supreme Court for not being “honest and righteous” as he failed to declare in 2013 a salary he got from the company of his son in the UAE.
The statement created a controversy on twitter and twitterati attacked Pakistan & Nawaz Sharif! Here are few trending tweets.
Pakistan must complete the trial and punish the guilty.
India & Pakistan should join hands to fight the common enemy: terrorism and religious extremism
— Sudheendra Kulkarni (@SudheenKulkarni) May 12, 2018
#NawazSharif admits Pakistan played a role in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. It is an open secret. Everybody knew right from the start and We did nothing. IAF wanted to take Revenge of 26/11 but Congress-UPA blocked Surgical Strike. Today they admit, Will Modi Govt do something?
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) May 12, 2018
It is clear from #NawazSharif statement there is not democracy in Pakistan. Army is main force behind every govt. Mumbai Attack was Pakistan establishment decision. Indian Liberal Secular stop providing cover to Pakistani Army in name of peace and minority appeasement.
— Captcha (@SahilSutra) May 12, 2018
Ex #Pakistan PM #NawazSharif admits that Pak terrorists crossed over to India & executed 26/11 #MumbaiTerrorAttack killing 150+ people.
Would this be enough for Digvijaya Singh to Apologize now for his #RSS 26/11 conspiracy theory?Do u have any ounce of Shame left @digvijaya_28?
— Jagrati Shukla (@JagratiShukla29) May 12, 2018
Former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif Confess 26/11 Mumbai Attack Was Done By #Pakistan Terrorists.But Senior Congress Leader Digvijay Singh Was Doing Campaigns Saying It Was Done By RSS
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) May 12, 2018
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