Sharif misquoted, says Pakistan PM

Sharif misquoted, says Pakistan PM

Sources privy to the development said a meeting of the National Security Committee, Pakistan's highest forum, headed by the PM and mandated to consider national security and foreign policy matters, is likely to take place within the next two days.

The Sindh Assembly has passed the resolution unanimously condemning Sharif for his "irresponsible" remarks and sought an apology from him.

To a query regarding PTI's rejection of forming a national commission in light of the recent treason allegations against him, the former premier said that PTI neither had character nor any ideology.

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Though he had not named Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and Maulana Masood Azhar's militant organisations - Jamaat-ud-Dawah and Jaish-e-Mohammad - operating in the country with impunity, Sharif said: "Militant organisations are active in Pakistan..."

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's statement on the 2008 Mumbai attack was "misquoted" by the Indian media and the "people in Pakistan should not become party to the propaganda", Pakistan's Premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Monday after a high-level meeting with the civilian and military leadership.

The Al Azizia Steel Mills reference is among three filed against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family by the NAB previous year on the Supreme Court's directives. "A decision should be made about who is a patriot and who is a traitor..."

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He went on to say that New Delhi pressurized the PML-N government through the United States following which Sharif ordered armed forces to withdraw from Kargil. "We should find out who laid the foundation of terrorism in the country".

"What did I say that was wrong in the interview?" he asked.

However, Abbasi said that the NSC did not condemn Sharif, but incorrect reporting of the interview.

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Referring to a 2016 meeting in which, according to Dawn, the civilian government had informed the military leadership of Pakistan's growing global isolation, Nawaz said, "Even at that time, the same things? getting our house in order? were being discussed in the NSC meeting". Sharif's daughter and party spokesperson, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, later clarified, "PML-N would like to set the record straight on the interview of PML-N Quaid carried yesterday by DAWN". Despite sacrifices, our narrative is not being accepted.

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