National Security Committee discuss Nawaz’s misleading statement

PM chairs meeting of National Security Committee
PM chairs meeting of National Security Committee

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday chaired a session of the National Security Committee (NSC) to discuss former premier Nawaz Sharif’s recent “misleading media statement” on the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Cheif of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa, Air Chief Mujahid Anwar Khan, Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Director General Inter-Services Intelligence Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar attended the meeting, held at the PM House.
Defence Minister and acting foreign minister Khurram Dastgir was also a part of the meeting along with other top civil officials of the government.
The matter of Nawaz Sharif’s misleading remarks regarding Mumbai attacks were discussed in the meeting.
“The meeting reviewed the recent statement in the context of Mumbai attacks, as it appeared in the Daily Dawn of 12th May 2018, and unanimously termed this statement as incorrect and misleading. The participants observed that it was very unfortunate that the opinion arising out of either misconceptions or grievances was being presented in disregard of concrete facts and realities. The participants unanimously rejected the allegations and condemned the fallacious assertions,” the press release said.
The meeting was called over remarks made by Nawaz regarding the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
The meeting participants were briefed on Pakistan’s investigations and cooperation following the 2008 attacks in Mumbai.
Nawaz, in a recent interview to Dawn newspaper, had said, “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?”


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