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Pak Army calls high-level meet to discuss Sharif's statement on Mumbai terror attack

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

The Army will hold a high-level meeting tomorrow to discuss the "recent misleading media statement" about terror attack, officials said today, a day after ousted questioned the policy to allow "non-state actors" to cross the border and "kill" people in

Sharif, for the first time, publicly acknowledged in an interview that militant organisations are active in and questioned the policy to allow the "non-state actors" to cross the border and "kill" people in

Army said on that was suggested to call a meeting of the high-powered (NSC), a platform of top civil and military leadership to discuss key national issues.

"The NSC meeting suggested to to discuss regarding incident. Being held tomorrow morning," said Ghafoor.

In an an exclusive interview with Dawn on Friday, Sharif also criticised the apparent delay in the conclusion of the Mumbai attack trial.

Sharif, who has been disqualified to hold public office for life by the in the Panama Papers case, said has isolated itself.

He is under attack from opponents as well as some of the estranged leaders from his Pakistan Muslims League-Nawaz (PML-N) party for allegedly supporting the Indian narrative on the Mumbai attack case and harming national interests.

and cricketer-turned-politician said that Sharif was speaking the language of (Indian Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and cooperating against enemies of Pakistan to harm the country.

"is the modern-day who collaborated with the British to enslave his nation for personal gains. Nawaz speaking Modi's language against simply to protect his ill-gotten Rs 300 billion stashed in his sons' companies abroad," he said on

Meanwhile, Sharif's younger brother said that media misrepresented views of the former

"Can anybody think that will say such things," he said.

But already Sharif's interview has been created a huge controversy in Pakistan.

Dunya TV reported that a local has approached the police in district to register a criminal case against him for endangering security of the country.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 21:15 IST
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