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Pak court shoots down petitions seeking Sharif's trial under treason charges for Mumbai attack remarks

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

A top today dismissed three petitions submitted by opposition parties to initiate treason proceedings against the embattled ousted Sharif for his controversial statement on the 2008 terror attack, declaring them "non-maintainable".

In an interview last week, the three-time had questioned Pakistan's policy to allow the "non-state actors" to cross the border and "kill" people in 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 terror attack and termed it as "incorrect and misleading".

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 18:00 IST