Nawaz chided by Imran, Nisar for Statement on Mumbai Attacks

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan accused former prime minister Nawaz Sharif of speaking “Narendar Modi’s language” against Pakistan.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Imran chided Nawaz for comments he made in an interview to a local newspaper. Imran claimed that Sharif was collaborating with the enemies of Pakistan to enslave his nation for personal gains and protect his ill-gotten wealth stashed abroad.

“Nawaz Sharif is the modern-day Mir Jafar, who collaborated with the British to enslave his nation for personal gains. Nawaz speaking Modi’s language against Pak State simply to protect his ill-gotten Rs300b stashed in his sons’ companies abroad.”
The PTI chief alleged that his rival was “willing to destroy state institutions including the army, anti-graft watchdog and the judiciary.”

“The big question is: Why, when he was in power for over four years, & his puppet is still holding power today, he did not speak out and take action?” asked Imran.
In his interview, Nawaz had stated that “militant organisations” were active. “Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t we complete the trial?”

“We have isolated ourselves. Despite giving sacrifices, our narrative is not being accepted. Afghanistan’s narrative is being accepted, but ours is not. We must look into it,” Nawaz further added.

Nawaz was reproached by former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan who claimed the progress in Mumbai Attacks case was impeded due to rigidity and non-cooperation on part of India.

Nisar issued a statement on Sunday in light of the controversial remarks made by Nawaz and its rebuttal in India.

Nisar termed Indian indifference and non-cooperation as stumbling blocks in Mumbai attacks case. “I have in-depth understanding of the case since it was being investigated by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) during my tenure as interior minister. Keeping in view the circumstances in which this case was investigated, I certain India was uninterested to assist Pakistan in the investigation to conclude the trial.”

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He said India wanted to use this case as a premise to shape and achieve its nefarious political motives and defame Pakistan on an international level. “The Mumbai case instead of seeking justice was used as a scapegoat to bash Pakistan,” Nisar asserted.

Nisar pointed out that since the incident took place in India, 90 per cent of its evidence would be there. ‘The Indian government remained adamant not to provide us any information pertaining to the incident despite repeated requests by FIA,” he remarked. “Indian authorities were also not cooperative towards the probe committee instituted by our anti-terrorism court.”

He revealed that not only did India bar Pakistan from sending a committee to investigate the attacks but also declined to share evidence. “Ajmal Kasab, the only living suspect of the case, was hanged with the investigation still underway,” Nisar said.

 

Credit : The Tribune

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