PM Khaqan must brief Parliament about NSC meeting: Khursheed Shah

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"Why can't we complete the trial?" he said in an interview.

"Besides many other refusals during the investigation, the denial of access to the principal accused, Ajmal Qasab, and his extraordinarily hurried execution became the core impediment in the finalisation of the trial", it said.

In a media interview on Friday, Mr. Sharif for the first time questioned Pakistan's policy of allowing the "non-state actors" to cross the border and "kill" people in Mumbai. Explain it to me.

A petition was submitted in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday to register a treason case against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif following his controversial remarks on 2008 Mumbai attacks.

The top civilian and military leadership also rejected the former premier observations regarding delaying tactics to finalize the case hearing and said Pakistan is not responsible but India has delayed the finalization of the case.

His remarks were immediately picked up by Indian media, which termed the former prime minister's statement as a confession of Pakistan's role in the Mumbai attacks that left 166 people dead.

Earlier, Maryam Nawaz endorsed Nawaz Sharif s diatribe while asserting that her father s statement was in the best interest of the country. He added: "Nawaz Sharif is the modern-day Mir Jafar, who collaborated with the British to enslave his nation for personal gains".

Pakistan Armed Forces official spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor posted on Twitter that the NSC meeting was suggested to country's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Nawaz's remarks on the controversy do not conform to the stance taken by his party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, whose president and Nawaz's brother Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday tried to downplay Nawaz's statement, saying that former premier's interview was twisted out of context by his political opponents.

When Saeed was ordered to be released after 10 months of house arrest in November last, the Pakistan Government had justified the move, saying the law was equal for all.

He claimed that although Pakistan had cooperated with the Indian government for information-sharing regarding every terrorist incident, India had not reciprocated for incidents taking place inside Pakistan.

"Pakistan will continue its efforts to eliminate terrorism on all fronts", it was stated further.

On July 28, 2017, Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered the removal of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from the office after an investigative panel alleged his family could not account for its vast wealth. "He speaking Modi's language against Pakistan simply to protect his ill-gotten Rs300b stashed in his sons companies overseas", Khan said.

However, Maryam Nawaz claimed in a tweet that media has been strictly told not to highlight the clarification issued by the PML-N and step up the propaganda.