Nawaz's statement will take us from 'grey list to black list': Qureshi

"Even at that time, the same things ─ getting our house in order ─ were being discussed in an NSC meeting", he pointed out, referring to a 2016 meeting in which, Dawn had reported, the civilian government had informed the military leadership of Pakistan's growing worldwide isolation and sought consensus on several key actions by the state. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? He said he did not say anything wrong although his spokesperson said the former PM, who was disqualified in July a year ago on charges of corruption, said his statement was grossly misinterpreted.

Qureshi further said, "Nawaz's statement is condemnable".

The senior civil-military officials also agreed that India denied access to the principal accused, Ajmal Qasab, and his extraordinarily hurried execution became the core impediment in the finalisation of the trial. Kasab was executed after a court found him guilty and handed down death sentence.

Sharif in an exclusive interview with Dawn slammed the slow probe and questioned the authorities who allowed the Mumbai attacks "to take place from Pakistan soil". He wondered why a brouhaha was being created over his remarks when similar admissions have been made in the past by others, sources said.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) staged walkout from National Assembly session over policy statement of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.


According to a statement released after the meeting, the Committee unanimously decried and rejected the assertion of the former premier as "incorrect and misleading".

"What did I say that was wrong in the interview?" Speaking to reporters outside the accountability court where he arrived to stand trial on corruption charges, he said: "The statement is unfortunate and painful".

Sharif's remarks have sparked a debate in Pakistan with his opponents criticising him for toeing the Indian line while many praised him on social media for having the courage to speak the truth.

"Former president Pervez Musharraf, former interior minister Rehman Malik and former National Security Adviser Major-General (retd) Mehmood Durrani had already confirmed [what I said]", he added. He also called out those local media outlets that had criticised his words.


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