Militants from Pakistan attacked Mumbai: Sharif

Militants from Pakistan attacked Mumbai: Sharif

Militants from Pakistan attacked Mumbai: Sharif

Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday for the first time indicated that Pakistan establishment "allowed" terrorists to enter India as he sought a speedy trial in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

"Militant organisations are active", he said in the interview published on Saturday. This is exactly what we are struggling for. "We have isolated ourselves".

He said, the United States has accused Pakistan of giving nothing except lies and deceits and providing safe heaven to terrorists. Sharif admitted that Pakistan has "isolated" itself and the country's "narrative" is no longer accepted across the world.

As local analysts and politicians criticised him for his "irresponsible" attitude after his ouster from power, Indian media misinterpreted his words to take it as a validation of their claim that the 2008 Mumbai attacks were orchestrated from Pakistan. Afghanistan's narrative is being accepted, but ours is not.

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Nawaz Sharif said, there are 3 parallel governments running in Pakistan. His statement is seen as a reference to the trial against Pakistani suspects of the attack in a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court.

While one of the 10 terrorists - Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab - was captured alive, the others were neutralized by security forces but not before they killed 166 people, including 18 security personnel, one of whom was Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare. Explain it to me. "President (Vladimir) Putin has said it. President Xi (Jinping) has said it", he said. It must stop. There can be only one government, which has been elected through the constitutional process.

Mr Sharif did not name Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and Maulana Masood Azhar's Jamaat-ud-Dawah and Jaish-e-Mohammad that operate in the country with impunity in the interview.

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