Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has admitted that Pakistan allowed terrorists to cross border to carryout 26/11 Mumbai attacks in which over 150 people were killed and hundreds injured in 2008.
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has admitted that Pakistan allowed terrorists to cross-border to carry out 26/11 Mumbai attacks in which over 150 people were killed and hundreds injured in 2008. In an interview to Pakistani daily Dawn, Sharif was quoted as saying: “Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai?” The former PM, who was ousted after found guilty of corruption, Sharif questioned why Pakistan has not yet completed trial in the 26/11 case.
“Why can’t we complete the trial?” — a reference to the Mumbai attacks-related trials which have stalled in a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court,” Sharif told the Pakistani daily. Pakistan has so far not completed trial in the 26/11 case and even allowed the mastermind Hafiz Saeed to roam free, despite him being a designated international terrorist.
Talking further about the issue of terrorists operating in Pakistan, Sharif told Dawn that it is “totally unacceptable” and some the country is “struggling for”. Sharif said Pakistan needs to stop two or three “parallel governments” running in the country. Instead, he told Dawn, the country should have only one “constitutional” government. At present, Sharif is campaigning for the upcoming elections in Pakistan. He was ousted from the PM post in July last year.
Sharif admitted that Pakistan has “isolated” itself and the country’s “narrative” is no longer accepted across the world. Sharif was ousted from the power for the third time. Nawaz Sharif is the chief of ruling PML-N party in Pakistan.