"Proves India's Stand": Nirmala Sitharaman On Nawaz Sharif's 26/11 Remark


A day after former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif admitted his country's role in the 26/11 Mumbai attack, Imran Khan slammed the former for speaking "PM Narendra Modi's language" to protect his wealth stashed in his son's companies. Should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Afghanistan's narrative is being accepted, but ours is not. Yousaf Raza Gillani was Pakistan PM in 2008, when the Mumbai attacks took place. The Mumbai attack case has entered the tenth year but none of the suspects in Pakistan has been punished yet.

It may be noted that the relations between the military - the parent organisation of the notorious Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), which planned and coordinated the Mumbai terror attacks - and the Sharif government were at its lowest ebb in October 2016 when the latter told the former to act against homegrown militant groups or face global isolation. "Why can't we complete the trial".

In an interview to Dawn newspaper ahead of his rally in Multan on Friday, Mr. Sharif expressed concern over Islamabad's foreign policy approach. The attack killed almost 166 people, including foreign nationals after 10 Pakistani gunmen spent three days spraying bullets and throwing grenades around city landmarks.

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India says Pakistan did not keep honour its commitment to a fair trial and sent the case to court without really investigating the conspiracy that led to the attacks.

"Kasab was hanged in such haste, so that the Mumbai attacks could be used as a tool for Pakistan bashing across the world on political basis", he said. "India wasn't interested in a transparent investigation", Nisar said.

Nawaz Sharif, however, is not the first person to puncture the Pakistani lie. We strongly believe that the handlers of the attack were in Pakistan. Sharif asked, referring to the masterminds of the Mumbai massacre that nearly brought India and Pakistan to war. Zakiur Lakhvi, Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hamad Sadiq, Shahid Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younis Anjum - have been facing charges related to the attacks since 2009. By the time the ATC was about to conclude the proceedings, the prosecution filed an application to produce survivors of the Mumbai attacks, the doctors who conducted the post-mortem examination of the deceased persons and terrorists, and eyewitnesses. The Indian government lodged a strong protest over his release; however, the Pakistani authorities demanded that India provide incriminating evidence against him so he can be held in jail and tried effectively.