India's 'uncooperative' attitude, 'stubbornness' delaying Mumbai attacks trial, says Nisar

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Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, reportedly admitted to the country playing a role in the deadly 26/11 attacks in India's financial capital Mumbai.

The remark contradicts the official stand of Islamabad, which insists that India has not furnished enough evidence to prove that Pakistani terrorists were involved. Stating that the terrorist organisations were thriving in Pakistan, he held them which he called "non-state actors" responsible for the series of coordinated attacks in Mumbai. Explain it to me. "Why can't we complete the trial?" - a reference to the Mumbai attacks-related trials which have stalled in a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court.

Without naming Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and Maulana Masood Azhars militant organisations - Jamaat-ud-Dawah and Jaish-e-Mohammad - operating in the country with impunity, Sharif said: "Militant organisations are active in Pakistan".

Rehman warned that such reckless statements inflict damage on Pakistan's narrative while apprising at the same time that country has tendered unrivalled sacrifices in war on terror. "We strongly believe that the handlers of the attack were in Pakistan", Sitharaman told the reporters.

Nisar, in a statement issued on Sunday on "Nawaz's statements and the Indian media's reaction", emphasised that the Indian government was to blame for the hold-up in the Mumbai attacks trial. Afghanistan's narrative is being accepted, but ours is not.

Asked why he was ousted from public office, Sharif did not reply directly but steered the conversation towards foreign policy and national security, the Dawn said.

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Former cricketer and chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan, accused Mr Sharif of betraying the country since the former prime minister is facing corruption charges linked to the Panama Papers scandal.

He said, "There was no bigger evidence of the Indian government's lack of interest in taking the case to its end than its refusal to allow FIA to question the only living proof of the attacks: Ajmal Kasab".

Nisar said Pakistan repeatedly sought cooperation from the Indian government but it always used the incident against Pakistan on political grounds for its despicable plans.

"Every Pakistani feels hurt by Nawaz Sharif's statement". The Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba which is headed by United Nations designated global terrorist Hafiz Saeed was blamed for the Mumbai bloodbath.

All of Pakistan's requests, letters, and announcements regarding the Mumbai attacks have been recorded, which are safe with the FIA, he added.

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