LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif presided his maiden parliamentary meeting of Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz), after he was elected as the president, following Nawaz’s dismissal by the Supreme Court.
During the meeting, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi briefly attended the meeting, as PML(N) senior leaders expressed concerns over Nawaz recent statement on Mumbai Attacks.
Sources also added that the party leaders urged Shehbaz to convince Nawaz to bring moderation in his narrative, as they fear difficulties going into elections with carrying this burden.
However, Shehbaz ensured that he will talk to his elder brother to consider the concerns of his fellow party workers, seeking a light narrative against state institutions.
Nawaz statement which was published in a news outlet on last Saturday, created a political havoc in Pakistan’s politics, as three times ousted premier presumably shifted the blame on the state for not stopping the non-state actors operating in Pakistan from crossing the border and carrying attacks in Mumbai, 2008.
The remarks were:
“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?”
Later, the National Security Committee in an urgently convened meeting, unanimously rejected the allegations and condemned the fallacious assertions, raised by former prime minister regarding the Mumbai attacks.