LHC dismisses petition challenging Nawaz’s statement about Mumbai Attacks

LAHORE: Lahore High Court today dismissed the treason petition filed against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif over his controversial remarks about Mumbai Attacks.

Advertisement

The petitioner pleaded the court to invoke article 6 of the constitution against Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) supreme leader Nawaz for allegedly taking Indian line over the Mumbai Attacks.

However, the court ruled out against the petitioner stating to consult relevant forum over this matter.

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.

 

 

 

Advertisement