Pakistan's top civil and military leaders on Monday condemned a suggestion by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that Islamist militants who killed 166 people in India in 2008 had crossed the border from Pakistan.
Sharif's comments have stirred a controversy in Pakistan, prompting the National Security Committee to call a high-level meeting to reject the statement. The bit from the interview that has drawn the most interest is Sharif's decision to acknowledge the role of non-state groups in the November 26, 2008, Mumbai attacks.
Nawaz Sharif's harsh criticism against PTI comes as the Chairman PTI Imran Khan doesn't seem letting mounting pressure on the former prime minister get lessened. "Explain it to me", he had said, in a clear reference to the Mumbai killings blamed on 10 Pakistani terrorists.
Weighing the ongoing wave of discussions on the Mumbai attacks, former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said India used the Mumbai attacks for its own "despicable" plans.
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Later, Sharif faced a volley of criticism for his remarks.
While talking to the media outside a court in Islamabad, Mr Sharif said, "What did I say that was wrong in the (Dawn) interview?"
The former prime minister said PTI was a party which was fond of disgracing others.
"The Indian media is giving the issue a different hue, and we should not be a part of it..."
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Mr Sharif said he will "speak the truth no matter what the consequences are". Sharif's daughter and party spokesperson, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, later clarified, "PML-N would like to set the record straight on the interview of PML-N Quaid carried yesterday by DAWN".
In today's meeting, the premier was expected to take Jamiat Ulema-e Islam - Fazl (JUIF) and Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) into confidence before presenting the reforms bill in parliament - both the parties have opposed several provisions of the package and did not budge from the stance they have taken from the day one.
Arguing before the court, Mr Awan said the statement of Mr Sharif amounted to disrespect for the Constitution and treason.
Responding to a question pertaining to PTI's rejection of Nawaz's suggestion of forming a national commission to probe into treason allegations against him, the former premier said, "PTI neither has character nor ideology".
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