PPP rejects Nawaz Sharif’s stance on Mumbai attacks: Sherry Rehman

KARACHI: 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, Newsone reported.

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“PPP rejects Nawaz Shairf’s recent statement on Mumbai attacks,” she said while addressing a press conference in Karachi.

She said that Pakistan has provided every assistance to the Indian government over the interrogation of Mumbai attacks since 2008, adding that these tactics are just to defame Pakistan on international level.

She demanded former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to take back his statement or should provide clarification.

“He is simply backing Modi’s [stance],” she continued.

Sherry Rehman vowed to protect Pakistan’s honor and to save it from violation.

“We would not allow Pakistan’s honour to be violated and its narrative to be compromised,” she added.

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.

Earlier in a day, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Chairman Imran Khan took former prime minister Nawaz Sharif into task over his statement regards to Mumbai attacks.

In a statement on his official twitter account, the cricketer turne politician said : “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 Rs 300b stashed in his sons companies abroad.”

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.

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