Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah defended the PML-N Quaid by saying that Nawaz Sharif had revealed nothing new in his recent interview.
“Pakistan as a state was not involved in Mumbai attacks,” Rana Sanaullah said, clarifying Sharif’s statement on SAMAA’s talk show Awaaz.
“Nawaz Sharif said non-state actors were behind the Mumbai attacks, which meant the state was not involved.”
Security Analyst Lt Gen (retd) Amjad Shoaib said Nawaz Sharif’s statement was uncalled for and portrayed a negative image of Pakistan across the world.
“Nobody should be declared a traitor,” Shoaib said. “I personally believe this is not treason, only an irresponsible statement.”
“Ajmal Kasab was arrested in Nepal before the Mumbai attacks,” said Shoaib, quoting a German scholar’s book.
He said Kulbhushan Jadhav was involved in terror activities in Pakistan and Indian PM Narendra Modi proudly claimed that he is the son of the soil.
Story first published: 14th May 2018