Nawaz rejects NSC statement, deems it 'painful and regrettable'

Aaron Brown
May 15, 2018

The investigation had revealed that three out of four offshore companies set up by his children in the British Virgin Islands owned at least six upscale properties overlooking London's Hyde Park.Imran also stated in his tweet that the former prime minister was not only adamant on destroying government institutions like the Supreme Court, Pakistan Army and National Accountability Bureau, but had also come down to putting future of Pakistan at stake. Soon after the NSC meeting, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in a press conference had clarified that the NSC had in fact condemned "misreporting" and not his party's supreme leader's statement.

While talking to the media outside a court in Islamabad, Mr Sharif said, "What did I say that was wrong in the (Dawn) interview?" He said misunderstandings are removed in the light of the facts.

Qureshi further said, "Nawaz's statement is condemnable".

In the interview published on May 12, Nawaz Sharif delivered a statement that was spun by the Indian media as a tacit admission of Pakistan's involvement in the 2008 attacks that left 166 people dead.

"We will have to find out who is responsible for laying the foundation of terrorism in the Country", he said.

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"The one sentence about militant organisations and non-state actors in a long interview was misreported".

Shiekh also said that Nawaz Sharif's name should also be placed on Exit Control List (ECL), and interior ministry alerted to file a complaint against former premier.

While earlier today, former premier Nawaz Sharif turned down the statement released by National Security Committee (NSC) yesterday in the aftermath of his controversial remarks about the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

He added that Nawaz had not said anything that had not been said before.

PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif ─ and Nawaz's younger brother ─ issued a statement saying that the news report had "incorrectly attributed certain remarks to PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif, which do not represent PML-N's party policy". "It is unacceptable that Nawaz is being termed a traitor", Geo TV quoted Prime Minister Abbasi, as saying. "India wasn't interested in a transparent investigation", he said.

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