Sharif’s Mumbai attack remark: Pak’s top civil-military body to meet, Indian media ‘grossly misrepresented’ the statement, says PML (N)

After Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s remarks about the Mumbai Attacks, National Security Committee (NSC), the country’s top civil-military body, had been called on Monday (today) to consider the situation arising out of the recent remarks.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Muslim League (N) has in a statement said that Nawaz’s statement was ‘grossly misrepresented’ by the Indian media.

“At the outset, the statement of the Quaid has been grossly misinterpreted by the Indian media. Unfortunately, a section of Pakistani electronic and social media has intentionally or unintentionally not only validated but has lent credence to the malicious propaganda of Indian media without going through the full facts of the statement,” he said.

The Prime Minister Office, however, opted to stay silent as there was no announcement from the government side regarding the convening of the NSC meeting.

“(The) NSC meeting suggested to (the) prime minister to discuss recent misleading media statement regarding Bombay (Mumbai) incident. Being held tomorrow (Monday) morning,” tweeted Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor through his official account on Twitter.

Nawaz Sharif in an interview with The Dawn, in a reference to the 26/11 Mumbai attacks has said that ‘should we allow non-state actors to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai’?

According to a report in the Dawn, Political analysts believe that these latest developments indicate further aggravation in the already tense civil-military relationship at a time when elections are just a couple of months away. They believe that the announcement by the ISPR chief through social media indicates that the military authorities have decided to seriously take up the issue and that they want Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s stance over the matter.


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