Sharif's Mumbai attack remark

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"The participants unanimously rejected the allegations and condemned the fallacious assertions".

Nawaz also said, 'Why did not we complete the hearing?', as Pakistan has always denied his role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. One of them, Ajmal Kasab, was caught and hanged. They reveal that while both countries are publicly acknowledging that Pakistan is acting against terrorism - and China is going the full distance by preventing the United Nations listing of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as an worldwide terrorist - both countries, in private and at the highest levels, are asking Pakistan to stop supporting terrorist groups acting outside the country. "Being held tomorrow morning", Pakistani Army's official spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet on Sunday, May 13.

"What is important is that this admission comes from a man who has served Pakistan as prime minister for three times and, more significantly, is an ethnic Punjabi, the group that dominates Pakistan's powerful military", Nusrat further said.

He elaborated and said media in India took a "line or two" from the interview and misrepresented it out of context. "I have clarified those (statements)", Abbasi asserted while talking to senior journalists. "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".

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 global isolation.

He said since the attack took place in the Indian financial capital, it was the Indian government which possessed "90 per cent of the evidence and facts" of the incident. "There can only be one government - the constitutional one".

"I am being labelled as a traitor because I care for Pakistan".

However, after coming under severe criticism from all quarters over his Mumbai attacks remarks, Sharif yesterday said that his comments had been "grossly misinterpreted" by the media.

The powerful army, which enjoys considerable influence over policy decisions in Pakistan, has ruled the country for much of its life since it gained independence 70 years ago.

Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan, meanwhile, decried Mr Sharif's statement terming it as a conspiracy to pressurise Pakistan and undermine its institutions.

Following the meeting, Abbasi, who replaced Sharif as PM after the latter was disqualified rom holding public office, met the PML-N leader.

Earlier today, Sharif dispelled the notion that the comments were falsely attributed to him, saying that he will speak the truth come what may.

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