Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Sharif says will speak truth after party, Pak PM reject remarks

Sharif says will speak truth after party, Pak PM reject remarks

"The participants [of the NSC] observed that it was very unfortunate that the opinion arising out of either misconceptions or grievances was being presented in disregard of concrete facts and realities", a statement issued by the PM Office had said. "I have clarified those (statements)", Abbasi asserted. Sharif, 68, asked while talking to reporters outside an accountability court in Islamabad, where he is facing corruption charges. "This is something that then UPA Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his government had categorically stated before the entire world community which led to definite sanctions against Pakistan", said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.

Leading opposition leader and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said Mr Sharif was speaking the language of (Indian Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and cooperating against enemies of Pakistan to harm the country.

"For the past two days, Nawaz's controversial statement is the topic of debate", the PTI leader further said.

While rejecting the NSC's declaration, Nawaz Sharif said that the time has come to know who has brought the Country to this point.

The former premier had made the call at a party rally in Buner Monday night, saying the guilty party, be it him for treason or those levelling allegations against him, should be publicly hanged following the commission's verdict. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Though he had not named Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and Maulana Masood Azhar's militant organisations - Jamaat-ud-Dawah and Jaish-e-Mohammad - operating in the country with impunity, Sharif said: "Militant organisations are active in Pakistan... Why can't we complete the trial?"

"What did I say that was wrong in the interview?"

He stresses "After all, it was Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who, resisting all pressures, took the most important and most hard decision on national security in Pakistan's history by making the country a nuclear power in May 1998".

He says the writer also claimed that the attack was an eyewash to bamboozle the state narrative and cheat Indian and worldwide audience just to blame Pakistan.

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