Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday accused Indian media of twisting the remarks of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on the 26/11 terror attacks and appealed to members of the National Assembly not to indulge in political gamesmanship and put national security at risk.
“I can say with assurance that no one in Parliament has read the newspaper interview of the former premier of which a furore is being created. It is unacceptable that Nawaz is being termed a traitor,” Geo TV quoted Prime Minister Abbasi, as saying.
“It is unfortunate that we followed their (Indian media’s) lead,” he lamented, and wondered “if we allow ourselves to be used by India. Party leaders should make statements based on facts.”Abbasi maintained that Sharif had not said or implied that the Mumbai attackers were sent from Pakistan deliberately. “However, India created that impression by misreporting the interview,” he said further.
Abbasi explained that the statement in question is not standalone but part of an interview.The prime minister also said that they will never let their land be used against any other country. He stated that this has been the policy since forever and will remain so.