PPP asks Nawaz to retract ‘irresponsible’ statement on Mumbai attacks

May 13, 2018

The PPP has strongly criticised former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's recent statement on the Mumbai attacks and asked him to retract his statement. 

"Does Nawaz Sharif not know what weight his words carry when they are published around the world," asked Sherry Rehman, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.

Nawaz Sharif, in an interview to Dawn, said that militant organisations were active in Pakistan.

"Should we allow them (non-state actors) to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t we complete the trial?" he had said.

Rehman said that Nawaz Sharif's remarks were being treated around the world as a stamp on Modi's stance about Pakistan. She said that former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar had said that India had not rendered its full cooperation in the Mumbai attacks.

She said that Pakistan wanted the Mumbai attacks case to be solved. Rehman asked Nawaz Sharif to take back his 'irresponsible' statement as it had harmed Pakistan.

"We hope that Nawaz Sharif will take back his words," she said. "PPP has suffered a lot but never uttered a word against Pakistan."

Sherry Rehman said that Nawaz Sharif's statement had raised questions in Pakistan. She said that Pakistan had rendered its full cooperation in the Mumbai attacks case but India had not provided access to Pakistani lawyers to investigate the case.