Impose treason case on Sharif, demand Pakistan assemblies

Hannah Rogers
May 16, 2018

Former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, his sons Hasan and Hussain Nawaz, daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar are booked in these corruption charges.

Mr. Abbasi said the country would not function if the institutions work in this way, he added, pointing out that the National Assembly still has time to amend the NAB laws.

Prime Minister Abbasi told press persons after the meeting that he met Mr. Sharif who had allegedly denied having made the remarks attributed to him.

His remarks were immediately picked up by Indian media, which termed the former prime minister's statement as a confession of Pakistan's role in the Mumbai attacks that left 166 people dead. Though he had not named Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and Maulana Masood Azhar's militant organisations - Jamaat-ud-Dawah and Jaish-e-Mohammad - operating in the country with impunity, Sharif said: "Militant organisations are active in Pakistan..." He has denounced non-state actors for crossing the border and killing people in Mumbai.

Justice Aamer Farooq sought reply from the director general of the FIA, chairmen Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) with respect to the filed petition.

"Surjewala further said: "Our second question to Modi is, will you show the courage of conviction and the 56" chest to ensure that the trial of 26/11 perpetrators, who are neither being adequately tried nor punished in Pakistan, is either held under the guidance of global agencies or they are handed over alternatively to India?" The political turmoil over Sharif's candid admission will further isolate Pakistan internationally over terrorism issue.

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Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has mustered enough courage to admit in public about Pakistan's involvement in the 26/11 attacks.

Nawaz said this while speaking to journalists outside accountability court.

Against the backdrop of allegations by the opposition that he had gone against the country's interests, Sharif demanded the formation of a national commission to decide who had committed treason.

He said, "I reject the NSC's May 14 statement as it is based on misperception..."

"(NSC) observed that it was very unfortunate that the opinion arising out of either misconceptions or grievances was being presented in disregard of concrete facts and realities".

The NAB and its chairman had come under fire from all quarters after they announced to launch an investigation into alleged money laundering by Nawaz Sharif.

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