A Pakistani court has issued a notice on a petition filed by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif about his statement on the Mumbai terror attack case. In this statement, Sharif accepted the role of Pakistani terrorist organizations in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. For this statement of Sharif in the petition, he has been demanding prosecution of sedition.
The petition filed by advocate Azhar Siddiqui states that the three-time Prime Minister, Sharif, could have used this statement against the enemy against Pakistan. Sharif gave this statement in an interview given to Dawn newspaper. The National Security Council (NSC) meeting was also held on this statement. After this, Prime Minister Shahid Khakan Abbasi met with Sharif and apprised him of the NSC’s concerns. The court also issued a notice to journalist Cyril Almeida, who has interviewed Abbasi and Sharif. He has been asked to give his answer till June 29.
It is to be noted that in Sharif’s interview given in Dawn, Sharif had admitted that the terrorist organization was active in Pakistan and questioned the policy in which non-state actors were allowed to kill people to cross the border. Sharif had said whether Pakistan should allow ‘non state actors’ to cross the border and ‘kill’ people in Mumbai. Pakistan’s National Security Commission condemned Sharif’s statement regarding the Mumbai attack and described it as a misleading misconception. 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists killed 166 people in Mumbai in November of 2008 and wounded dozens. Nine assailants were killed by the police while the lone Ajmal Kasab was caught alive. Later, he was sentenced to death for being found guilty by the court.