Published: Tue, May 15, 2018

Nawaz Sharif: Pakistan sent terrorists to India to execute 26/11 attacks

Nawaz Sharif: Pakistan sent terrorists to India to execute 26/11 attacks

He told a Pakistani publication, "Militant organisations are active".

"We accept that we should have come to parliament (on the Panama Papers issue) and should not have handed over our internal matters to the outsiders", the minister said. Sharif admitted that Pakistan has "isolated" itself and the country's "narrative" is no longer accepted across the world. "We must look into it", he said in an interview to Pakistan's leading newspaper, Dawn.

Nawaz continued, "Militant organisations are active". Explain it to me.

Sharif, who was answering a question about his ouster, steered the conversation towards foreign policy and national security by saying that Pakistan has isolated itself in worldwide arena despite giving sacrifices in war on terror.

The case has been stalled in a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court since October 2009. Ajmal Kasab was captured alive, tried and sentenced to death.

"The US and the United Kingdom are already convinced of Pakistan's role".

Sharif was Pakistan's prime minister from 1990-93, 1997-99 and then from 2013-2017.

Sharif also said that Pakistan's version of its commitment to fight terror was not being accepted by other countries.

He said, the USA has accused Pakistan of giving nothing except lies and deceits and providing safe heaven to terrorists.

In February, the apex court also disqualified Sharif as the head of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Saeed who was one of the main accused, was released after 10 months of house arrest and the Pakistan Government, in a way, backed the judgement quoting the equality of law.

Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed is the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack in which 166 people were killed.

Pakistan was frontline ally in the war against terrorism, he said, adding the entire world is witness to our sacrifices and tremendous achievements in eradicating this menace.

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