Nawaz Sharif admits Pakistan role in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks

Marcus Newton
May 13, 2018

In comments published today by the Pakistani daily Dawn, the ousted leader asked, "Militant organisations are active. Why can't we complete the trial?" the former PM said, referring to Mumbai attacks-related trials which have been stalled in the anti-terrorism court in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.

Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told ANI, "Pakistan is exclusively responsible for 26/11 terrorist attack".

Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir also asserted that Pakistan was exclusively responsible for the 26/11 attacks, adding that the Centre was ready to cooperate with Pakistan to combat terrorism.

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Dismissing the NAB chief's clarification over the allegations, Mr. Sharif said the allegations have proven the bureau's partiality and biased conduct. "Why can't we complete the trial?"

Citing the military and judiciary establishment, Mr. Sharif said, "You can't run a country if you have two or three parallel governments". Nine of the attackers were killed by the police while the lone survivor Ajmal Kasab, was arrested and hanged after a trial.

The former prime minister focused on the complicity of Pakistan in the 26/11 terror assault on India's financial capital by side-stepping a question on what according to him was the reason for his ouster from public office.

The statement of the NAB claims that the amount was laundered to the Indian finance ministry after which Indian foreign exchange reserves witnessed an increase and Pakistan suffered as a result.

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