Nawaz Sharif Admits Pakistani Terrorists Carried Out 26/11 Mumbai Attacks

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"India always shows aggression when it comes to incidents such as that of Kulbushan Jadhav", he said, referring to the Indian spy facing a death sentence in Pakistan. "It is indeed an open pro-Indian declaration", said the senior PTI leader, who was serving as country's foreign minister when Mumbai attack happened. Without naming 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". "Explain it to me", he asked, in a clear reference to the Mumbai killings blamed on 10 Pakistani terrorists. "It (Sharif's remarks) only proves that India's stand has been right all the way", she said at a press conference, in response to a query.

"Every Pakistani feels hurt by Nawaz Sharif's statement".

"PPP dispels Nawaz Sharif's remark [on Mumbai attacks]", Rehman told reporters.

Sharif added that Pakistan had "isolated" itself. He said he was shocked to read the PML-N supremo interview.

Congress leader Pawan Khera also called for action by the worldwide community against Pakistan for carrying out terror activities in India.

"India used the Mumbai attacks for its own despicable plans", said Nisar, who has swayed away from Nawaz since his ouster previous year.

The Modi government has made progress in the Mumbai and Pathankot attack cases one of the requirements for resumption of a dialogue process with Pakistan. He said he could not accept such non-serious statement from a person who served thrice as prime minister of Pakistan.

Leading opposition leader and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said that Sharif was speaking the language of (Indian Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and cooperating against enemies of Pakistan to harm the country. "It has become evident that Nawaz Sharif was bent upon launching a campaign against the interests of the country by using Indian Money and Cannons", he alleged.

Kasab was hanged in such haste, Nisar said, so that the Mumbai attacks could be used as a tool for "Pakistan bashing" across the world on political basis.

Security analyst General (r) Amjad Shoaib was also critical of the ousted PM's comments. A leaked U.S. embassy cable recalls that during a meeting between visiting Senator John McCain and Sharif in December 2008, he had acknowledged role of Pak nationals in 26/11.

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