Pakistan's National Security Council calls for meet after Nawaz Sharif's 26/11 addmission

Pakistan's National Security Council calls for meet after Nawaz Sharif's 26/11 addmission

Sharif, also questioned why the trial into the Mumbai attacks was stalled at a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court.

Criticising the country's foreign policy, Sharif had added: "We have isolated ourselves". He indicated that his country should look into why its narrative that it had been fighting terrorism had not been accepted by the worldwide community "despite sacrifices". Afghanistan's narrative is being accepted, but ours is not.

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Nawaz, in a recent interview to Dawn newspaper, had said, "Militant organisations are active".

Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday stressed that the uncooperative attitude and stubbornness of the Indian government has been the biggest obstacle in the Mumbai terror attacks trial reaching a conclusion. Call them non-state actors.

The spokesman said the PML-N as the country's premier popular national political party and its supreme leader (Nawaz Sharif) need no certificate from anybody on their commitment and capacity to preserve, protect and promote Pakistan's national security.

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In India, special public prosecutor in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case, Ujjwal Nikam, said Saturday that Sharif's interview proved he was aware of the conspiracy behind the terrorist attack, but made no substantive efforts while in power to push for the completion of 26/11-related cases in court. "Explain it to me", he asked, in a clear reference to the Mumbai killings blamed on 10 Pakistani terrorists.

Nawaz Sharif, however, is not the first person to puncture the Pakistani lie. "Why can't we complete the trial?" he said in an interview.

"Pakistan was heavily criticised over the Mumbai attacks", he shared in a statement while referring to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's remarks on the Mumbai attacks. "India should also help in freedom of Balochistan, only then Pakistan will correct its course".

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 official said the arrested man's interrogation had revealed that he was part of a terror group that planned to carry out attacks on "public utilities" and crowded places. Only one of the terrorists, Ajmal Kasab, could be caught alive.

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