Court shoots down Sharif's trial under treason charges for Mumbai attack remarks

Indian media distorted Sharif's 26/11 statement- Pak PM

Lahore High Court refuses to allow treason trial against Nawaz Sharif for remarks on Mumbai attacks

On May 12, Nawaz gave an interview to a local daily in which he had stated, "Militant organisations are active".

The lawmakers vented as PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif chaired the first parliamentary party meeting.

Clarifying his predecessor's 26/11 remarks, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said that Nawaz did not say or imply that the Mumbai attackers were sent from Pakistan deliberately.

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The National Security Committee, Pakistans top civil-military body, held a special meeting on Monday and came out with a statement, condemning the "fallacious" statement by Sharif about the Mumbai terror attack and termed it as "incorrect and misleading".

The meeting was convened to deliberate selection of party candidates in Punjab for the upcoming general elections.

Other than the merger, Nawaz's controversial statement on Mumbai attacks would also be discussed at Thursday's meeting. However, he also added that he will try and convince the PML-N "supreme leader" to consult his party before talking on sensitive matters. "However, India created that impression by misreporting the interview". He vowed to address the party lawmakers' grievances, and said he will talk to the PML-N supremo over the issue.

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Shehbaz Sharif assured them that the interview was taken out of context.

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, however, did not attend the meeting, despite being present in the parliament.

Addressing the lawmakers, Shehbaz Sharif said the PML-N completed all promises and ushered an era of development during its tenure.

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Apart from Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar are accused of purchasing the London properties through corrupt means. He also apprised them over plan to table a constitutional amendment to merge the Federally Administered Tribal Areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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