India's stubbornness hampered proceedings of Mumbai attacks case: Nisar
May 14 2018
Pakistani media reacted angrily to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's remarks acknowledging involvement of Pakistan-based terrorists in the November 26, 2008 Mumbai attacks.
He said since the attack took place in the Indian financial capital, it was the Indian government which possessed "90 per cent of the evidence and facts" of the incident. Afghanistan's narrative is being accepted, but ours is not. Sharif, also questioned why the trial into the Mumbai attacks was stalled at a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court. "PPP rejects Nawaz Sharif's statement and stance [on Mumbai attacks]".
For context, on top of the previous charges of withholding the declaration of income and the Panama Papers leak, Pakistan's top anti-corruption body has recently ordered a probe against Sharif for allegedly laundering $4.9 billion to India.
Former PM Nawaz Sharif's apparently conciliatory remark on the state's role in terrorism, however, is unlikely to indicate a concrete shift in Islamabad's position.
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif has publicly acknowledged that Pakistan has isolated itself by its support for militant organisations and use of non-state actors as central to its foreign policy.
"India always shows aggression when it comes to incidents such as that of Kulbushan Jadhav", he said, referring to the Indian spy facing a death sentence in Pakistan.
Earlier Sharif told Dawn, "Militant organisations are active". Explain it to me. In February, the apex court also disqualified Sharif as the head of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). "Why can't we complete the trial".
He was called to Pakistan by a person who is wanted in for terrorist activities in Mumbai.
The Mumbai attack case has entered into the 10th year but none of its suspects in Pakistan has been punished yet, showing that the case had never been in the priority list of the country that appears to be keen to put it under the carpet. The ATS, Mumbai was later contacted and he was arrested.
The probe into the case was being conducted by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) which comes under the ministry of interior. The attacks were carried out by 10 LeT men.
Though a prime suspect in the case, the Lahore High Court had released Lakhvi in 2015 after he furnished Rs2 million in surety bonds.