The Supreme Court of Pakistan had disqualified Nawaz Sharif from holding public office due to charges of corruption on April 13

In an interview to Pakistan daily ‘Dawn’, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif admitted the role of his country in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

Calling terrorist outfits allegedly operating from the Pakistani soil “non-state actors”, Sharif questioned the authorities for their inability to complete the trial. He told ‘Dawn’, “Militant organisations are active. 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?”



The trial related to the 26/11 Mumbai attacks has been pending in the Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court. The trial has also failed to indict Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Haafiz Saeed until now despite India sending dossiers worth of evidence, including David Headley’s statements and Ajmal Kasab’s confession.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan had disqualified Nawaz Sharif from holding public office due to charges of corruption. His statement comes about a month after the top court barred the Pakistan Muslim League leader from being a member of parliament or contesting elections.

Pakistan is due for general assembly elections in July this year.



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