RAWALPINDI: The huddle of National Security Committee has been summoned on Monday to discuss Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif’s misleading remarks regarding Mumbai attacks, stated Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Major General Asif Ghafoor.
In a Twitter statement, DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor said that the meeting would be held on Monday. In a message on Twitter on Sunday, the DG ISPR said: “NSC meeting suggested to Prime Minister [Shahid Khaqan Abbasi] to discuss recent misleading media statement regarding Bombay incident. Being held tomorrow morning.”
Maj Gen Ghafoor’s statement comes in the wake of the controversy created by former premier Nawaz Sharif’s comments on the Mumbai attacks in an interview published in Dawn on Saturday.
“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?” Sharif had asked in the interview.
Criticising the country’s foreign policy, Sharif had added: “We have isolated ourselves. Despite giving sacrifices, our narrative is not being accepted. Afghanistan’s narrative is being accepted, but ours is not. We must look into it.”
PML-N spokesman ‘clarifies’ Sharif’s recent remarks
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has clarified the interview of its Quaid and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif he gave to an Islamabad-based English daily.
The PMLN spokesperson in a statement here on Sunday said the remarks of the Nawaz Sharif have been grossly misinterpreted by the Indian media.
The statement added, “Unfortunately a section of Pakistani electronic and social media has intentionally or unintentionally not only validated but lent credence to the malicious propaganda of Indian media without going through the full facts of the statement. “
The spokesman said the PML-N as the country’s premier national political party and its Quaid needs no certificate from anybody on their commitment and capacity to preserve, protect and promote Pakistan’s national security.
It said that after all, it was Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who, resisting all pressures, took the most important and most difficult decision on national security in Pakistan’s history by making the country a nuclear power in May 1998. INP/NNI