NSC unanimously rejects allegations, condemns fallacious assertions of ex-PM

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ISLAMABAD, May 14 (APP):The National Security Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi,
Monday unanimously rejected the allegations and condemned the fallacious assertions,
raised by former Prime Minister regarding the Mumbai attacks.
The meeting, held here at the PM House, also unanimously termed the statement
as “incorrect and misleading”.
The meeting reviewed the statement of former Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz
Sharif that appeared in the Daily Dawn of May 12 and said it was “very unfortunate
that the opinion, arising out of either misconceptions or grievances, was being
presented in disregard of concrete facts and realities.”
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired the meeting that was also attended
by the Minister for Defence & Foreign Affairs, Khurram Dastgir Khan, Miftah Ismail,
Minister for Finance, Revenue & Economic Affairs, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff
Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar
Javed Bajwa, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Chief of Air Staff
Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Director General ISI Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar,
National Security Adviser Lt Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua and senior civil and military
officials.
The 22nd meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) recalled that it was not
Pakistan, but India that has delayed the finalisation of the case.
Besides many other refusals during the investigation, the denial of access to the
principal accused, Ajmal Qasab, and his extraordinarily hurried execution became the
core impediment in the finalisation of the trial.
“At the same time, Pakistan continues to wait for cooperation from India on the
infamous Kulbhushan Jadhav and Samjhota Express episodes,” a statement released
from the PM House said.
The National Security Committee resolved that Pakistan shall continue to play its
due role in fighting the war against terrorism at all fronts.