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Nawaz Sharif har vært statsminister tre ganger. Foto: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters/Scanpix

Pakistans tidligere statsminister Nawaz Sharif har som den første erkjent offentlig at Pakistan lot terrorister krysse grensen og begå terror i Mumbai i november 2008.

«It’s absolutely unacceptable (not acting against non-state actors who carry out terror attacks in India). This is exactly what we are struggling against. President Putin has said it. President Xi has said it,» the ex-PM said in an interview to Pakistan’s leading English daily Dawn.

The former PM focused on the complicity of Pakistan in the 26/11 terror assault on India’s financial capital by sidestepping a question on what according to him was the reason for his ouster from public office.

Det er minst sagt oppsiktsvekkende at en så høytstående politiker innrømmer statlig medvirken eller complicite i en så alvorlig forbrytelse mot et annet land.

The former PM focused on the complicity of Pakistan in the 26/11 terror assault on India’s financial capital by sidestepping a question on what according to him was the reason for his ouster from public office. He steered the conversation towards foreign policy and national security. «Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, but should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t we complete the trial?» he asked, referring to  ..

Det er kjent at minst to offiserer deltok i opplæringen av terroristene fra Laskhar e-Taiba, som utførte terroren.
Pakistans nasjonale sikkerhetsråd hadde møte kort etterpå og fordømte Sharifs uttalelse.

The National Security Committee (NSC) which met yesterday had condemned the «fallacious» statement by Sharif about the Mumbai terror attack and termed it as «incorrect and misleading».

The National Security Committee (NSC) which met yesterday had condemned the «fallacious» statement by Sharif about the Mumbai terror attack and termed it as «incorrect and misleading».

In an interview last week, Sharif had questioned Pakistan’s policy to allow the «non-state actors» to cross the border and «kill» people in Mumbai as he publicly acknowledged that militant groups are active in the country.

His comments triggered a controversy, prompting the National Security  ..

Men Sharif så ingen grunn til å trekke uttalelsene. Han mente det var på tide at de kom ut. Det nasjonale sikkerhetsrådet sa slik oppførsel gjorde Pakistan isolert. -Pakistan er isolert, svarte Sharif.

Nawaz Sharif rejects NSC’s condemnation of his Mumbai terror attack remarks