Indian media misintrepreted Nawaz Sharif statement: PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s statement about the Mumbai attacks was being misintrepreted by Indian media and asked people in Pakistan not to fall prey to the Indian propaganda.

Addressing a press conference here shortly after the conclusion of a National Security Council (NSC) session, the PM dispelled the impression that Nawaz had said that the Mumbai attacks had been planned in Pakistan.

“Nawaz Sharif said that he neither said any such thing, nor can it be said on the basis of assumptions that planning for the Mumbai attacks was done in Pakistan,” he said while quoting Nawaz Sharif. He said that Indian media misqouted the report, adding that NSC did not condemn Nawaz rather the incorrect reporting of the interview.

“There was no talk by the former PM of the Mumbai attacks being planned in Pakistan,” the PM explained. The participants NSC meeting 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, a press release issued after the meeting had said.

Abbasi said that Nawaz would remain the party’s quaide and as a PM he would stand with him.