Nawaz Sharif admits to Pakistan's hand behind 26/11 Mumbai terror attack

Sherman Parsons
May 13, 2018

India has long accused Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba of carrying out the attacks in Mumbai on 26 November, 2008, that left 166 people dead and many injured after 10 terrorists with backpacks, automatic weapons and grenades launched a three-day siege on India's financial capital targeting multiple locations. In the explosive interview, he also asked why his country is failing to complete the trial.

He told a Pakistani publication, "Militant organisations are active".

The PML-N leader was questioning why the trial into the Mumbai attacks was stalled at a anti-terrorism court.

Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told ANI, "Pakistan is exclusively responsible for 26/11 terrorist attack". He is actively organising collection of donations in Punjab coinciding with the wheat harvesting season, said a report quoting sources. Referring to pressure on Pakistan's political regime to take swift action in this case, Sharif said, "It's absolutely unacceptable".

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However, the State Bank of Pakistan had rejected the information on September 21, 2016, the petition noted. Explain it to me. Nawaz has admitted Pakistan's involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in an interview that terror organization in his country is active. "Why can't we complete the trial?"

Sharif, who was answering a question about his ouster, steered the conversation towards foreign policy and national security by saying that Pakistan has isolated itself in worldwide arena despite giving sacrifices in war on terror. Ajmal Kasab was captured alive, tried and sentenced to death.

Nawaz Sharif said, there are 3 parallel governments running in Pakistan.

Sharif, known for his pro-India views, is perceived by Pakistan's Army as a politician who has challenged their authority.

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