ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday has said that he made country a nuclear state and in the result he was labeleed as a traitor.
“The same statements about Mumbai attacks were also given by Musharraf, others,” he said while talking to media outside accountability court.
Nawaz said that his statement was twisted by media and presented out of the context. “Firstly, it should be told what I said exactly. Examine the Dawn newspaper for this,” he said and read out the relevant part from the newspaper to the journalists.
“A person who created May 12 massacre is he will be called a patriotic Pakistani or a man who made Pakistan a nuclear state,” Nawaz asks.
Nawaz added that the armed forces, civilians and police have given tremendous sacrifices.
In an interview to Dawn newspaper, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader expressed concern over country’s relative isolation in world community and apparent non-acceptance of its narrative on terrorism by the world powers.
“Militant organisations are 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?” he asked.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and the opposition leader in the Senate Sherry Rehman on Sunday criticised Nawaz Sharif for his recently made remarks on the Mumbai attacks.
Former Interior Minister Chauhdry Nisar Ali Khan has also spoken out after his party leader and ousted premier Nawaz Sharif allegedly took the line of Indian narrative, saying that ‘State’ was complacent enough, which could not stop ‘non state actors’ from executing ‘Mumbai Attack’, in 2008.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President and chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday said the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s interview was twisted out of context by one newspaper.