Islamabad Politics Report/Moazzam Raza Tabassam: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that national security issues must not be exploited for political point scoring.
Speaking in the National Assembly today( Tuesday), he clarified that the Indian media misreported statement of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Mumbai attacks for their own designs.
Prime Minister said said Nawaz Sharif made defence of the country invincible and no one has the authority to issue certificate of patriotism.
The Prime Minister said as the issue was being fanned for political objectives, he convened meeting of the National Security Committee to reaffirm the point of view of the Government.
He said the parliament, if so desires, can form a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to go deep into the issue.
He said the former Prime Minister did not say that the militants were deliberately sent from Pakistan for Mumbai attacks.
The Prime Minister categorically stated that Pakistan has a consistent policy of not allowing use of its soil for attacks against any other country.
This has been the policy in the past and remains so today during Government of PML(N).
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said India media misreported statement of former Prime Minister but unfortunately we too fell prey to Indian machinations.
Earlier, Shah Mehmoud Qureshi of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf said that Nawaz Sharif is a seasoned politician who remained prime minister of the country for three times.
Regretting his statement on Mumbai attacks, he said the former Prime Minister should apologize to the nation and withdraw the statement.
Shazia Marri of Pakistan Peoples Party said the statement has hurt the very sentiments and emotions of the people.
Sahibzada Tariqullah of Jamaat-e-Islami said Nawaz Sharif has surprised everybody through his statement and the matter should be investigated.
Nawaz terms NSC Statement based on “Misunderstanding”
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected Monday’s statement of the National Security Council (NSC) which had condemned the former premier’s recent remarks on the 2008 Mumbai attacks in a newspaper interview.
Talking to reporters today at the accountability court hearing corruption cases against him and his family, Nawaz said the NSC statement is based on ‘misunderstandings’, adding that, no of the other countries in the world are standing with Pakistan.
Former premier demands the formation of a national commission on his interview.
Talking about the ‘Dawn Leaks’, Sharif said that, in-front of national security leaders asked them put our own house in order, but the issue was turned into Dawn Leaks.
The NSC, which met under the chair of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday, said in its statement that the country’s top civil and military leadership conducted a detailed review of Nawaz’s statement printed in a newspaper interview on Saturday.
The NSC said it was unfortunate and regrettable that concrete evidence and facts were ignored in the statement.