ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi addressed an important news conference on Monday following the controversial remarks of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif about the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Speaking during the conference, he said, “I met Nawaz Sharif today. He clarified that his statement was broadcasted out of the context. Indian media trumpeted the remarks of Sharif in the wrong way.”
The premier reiterated that even today he considers the PML-N supreme leader as his Prime Minister. “The entire party stands with Nawaz Sharif,” he affirmed.
“It is our policy that non-state elements will not be allowed to use the homeland against anyone. Pakistan has always ousted the non-state actors,” asserted PM Abbasi.
The premier vowed that they will not leave the government even one minute before their term expires. He declared that civil-military relations are still the same as they were before the remarks of Nawaz Sharif.
“Election commission expresses resentment if statement regarding aliens conducting polls are given,” the premier criticized.
After chairing National Security Committee (NSC) meeting, PM Abbasi met PML-N supreme leader and informed him about the reservations of military leaders regarding the latter’s statement pertaining Mumbai attacks.