Sherry Rehman slammed Nawaz Sharif for 'Mumbai attacks' statement

Posted by : Admin on May 13, 2018 03:01 PM

Karachi: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Sherry Rehman slammed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for his controversial remarks on Mumbai attack. She said he was essaying to dissipate sacrifices of Pakistanis against terrorism.
 
Our party strongly rejects his stance, which compromises Pakistan’s narrative in the war against terrorism, she said while addressing a conference in Karachi. She said our people rendered great sacrifices in the war on terror and the PPP would not let anybody botch dignity of the country at any cost. We lost thousands of precious lives fighting the terrorists on our soil, she said adding that her party would combat Pakistan’s case at every forum.
 
The deposed premier’s Mumbai attacks comments in an interview to a local newspaper have triggered a flood of criticism from analysts, politicians and general public in Pakistan. In an interview with a leading English daily, he implied as if the militants were allowed to go to India for the attacks.
 
Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t we complete the trial?,” said Nawaz while referring  to the Mumbai attacks-related trials which have stalled in a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court due to non-cooperation from India.
 
Though this statement is little vague, but Indian media specially misinterpreted and exaggerated his reckless words to take it as a validation of their claim that the 2008 Mumbai attacks were orchestrated from Pakistan.
 
Sherry Rehman said India was not cooperating with Pakistan in Mumbai attacks trial. Pakistan’s investigation team was barred from questioning the key accused, Ajmal Kasab, she added.
 
Chiding the ousted PM, she said, You are supposed to outrightly and fully defend Pakistan, it’s not just the armed forces’ job. Nawaz cannot divert people’s attention through such statements. You supported (Indian prime minister) Narendra Modi’s narrative.”