Nawaz Sharif’s anti-Pakistan interview and its cost: A snake in the grass?

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It was a moment of utmost embarrassment when the Indian legal counsel quoted Mr. Nawaz Sharif, three times Prime Minister of Pakistan, to support their anti-Pakistan narrative. According to details, Harish Salve, an Indian lawyer who is defending Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian spy caught in Pakistan, presented the interview of former Prime Minister as evidence to claim that Pakistan is behind the terrorists who target Indian public and security forces.

It is important to add here that the said interview was published by Dawn, a prominent English newspaper of Pakistan. Later on, then Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi claimed that the PML-N supremo did not say anything like that but Nawaz himself clarified that he said whatever the newspaper had published. “This interview has not been denied,” Indian lawyer stated while placing it forward as evidence.

Soon after the news surfaced in Pakistan’s mainstream media, politicians, civil society, and journalist reacted to the development and bashed the former PM. Most of the people on Twitter maintained that the interview was published to facilitate India and now it has safely been proven.

Pakistan agreed to cooperate with India in order to reach a logical conclusion of the case. But India always played the double game; it never shared any evidence with Pakistan and at the same time kept on blaming Pakistan for all the mess.

Prominent Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif asked if the Pakistani PM acted as an ambassador of India? “#India facilitated by #NawazSharif statement and used it at as evidence against #Pakistan at #ICJ. A former #Pakistani PM acting as #Indian ambassador? Must Watch and decide yourself.”

General Retired Ghulam Mustafa congratulated Nawaz Sharif for being successful in facilitated India. “During an interview 2 Cyril Almeida, Nawaz Sharif blamed our agencies for Mumbai Attacks. Today Indian Lawyer used that statement in defense of Kulbushan Yadav in ICJ. Was that your purpose ex-PM? Congratulations. You succeeded in helping our enemy against your own motherland. ”

Jan Achakazi asked if Pakistan needed any other enemy in the presence of Nawaz Sharif. “#Nawaz Sharif & his family still want to rule this country despite he sold it to #India by endorsing false flag operation of #RAW like Mumbai attack of 2008, maligning Pakistani institutions & endorsing enemies’ narratives. Do we still need enemies outside our borders?”

Journalist Anwar Lodhi recommended the Prime Minister to look into the matter and decide if article 6 can be applied against the ousted PM. “PM @ImranKhanPTI should hold a cabinet meeting and review Nawaz Sharif’s statement on Mumbai Attacks in order to prosecute him under Article 6. This is a simple case of treason. This video is the ultimate proof that Nawaz has violated his oath and acted against his own country. ”

Nawaz Sharif’s Anti-Pakistan Interview

Ousted Prime Minister and former head of PML-N made some ‘irresponsible’ and ‘controversial’ remarks on Mumbai attacks. In an exclusive interview to daily Dawn’s Cyril Almeida that appeared on 12th May, Sharif blamed Pakistan for ‘allowing’ terrorists to kill 150 people in Mumbai. “Militant organizations are active. Call them non-state actors, 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?” angry Nawaz asserted.

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Mr. Sharif was alluding to the 2008 Mumbai attacks when more than 150 people were killed and more than 300 were wounded. Indian media and authorities immediately blamed Pakistan for the brutal attack. Lashkar-e-Taiba, a banned terrorist organization, was held responsible for a series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai.

Pakistan agreed to cooperate with India in order to reach a logical conclusion of the case. But India always played the double game; it never shared any evidence with Pakistan and at the same time kept on blaming Pakistan for all the mess.

Read more: Why Spy chronicles’ won’t rescue Nawaz?

Although the PML-N leadership has unanimously rejected the statements of journalists and political commentators yet it failed to clarify that what was the point of Nawaz Sharif when he gave a bombastic interview to Dawn? PML-N and PPP were making efforts to put pressure on the ruling party but the presentation of Indian lawyer before the ICJ has pushed the opposition at defensive mode. Analysts believe that the former ruling party would have to pay a heavy price for the irresponsible, anti-state statements of the former premier.


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