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Nawaz Sharif Admits That Infamous 26/11 Mumbai Attacks Were Carried Out By Pak Terrorists

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| May 12 , 2018 , 17:29 IST

The former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo, Nawaz Sharif admitted that Pakistani terrorists carried out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, known as 26/11, in an interview to the Dawn newspaper on Saturday.

"Militant organisations 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?" he was quoted as saying.

Ousted PM was disqualified from holding public office for life by Pakistan Supreme Court over corruption allegations last year. In April, the court has declared that anyone disqualified under a constitutional clause would be considered banned for life.

The 3-time PM along with three of his children are facing trial for corruption charges in a National Accountability Bureau court, which is due to deliver a verdict in the coming weeks. Sharif was dismissed from office as prime minister in July of last year.

A case was lodged over disclosures in the Panama Papers leak hinging allegations that he had failed to declare a salary from his son's UAE-based company. Sharif has said that he never received the salary but the Supreme Court ruled that whether he received the salary or not was immaterial.