A top Pakistani court today dismissed three petitions submitted by opposition parties to initiate treason proceedings against the embattled ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif for his controversial statement on the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, declaring them "non-maintainable".
In an interview last week, the three-time prime minister had questioned Pakistan's policy to allow the "non-state actors" to cross the border and "kill" people in Mumbai as he publicly acknowledged that militant groups are active in the country.
His comments triggered a major controversy, inviting criticism from all quarters. The National Security Committee, Pakistan's top civil-military body, condemned the "fallacious" statement by Sharif about the Mumbai terror attack and termed it as "incorrect and misleading".
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