Wajid Zia Cross Examined by Nawaz Sharif Counsel in Al Azizia Case

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Leading opposition leader and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said Mr Sharif was speaking the language of (Indian Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and cooperating against enemies of Pakistan to harm the country.

Abbasi said he also held a meeting with Sharif after the NSC meeting and asserted that Sharif did not say what was reported in the media about the Mumbai attack.

THE statement of former Prime Minister and Quaid PML (N) Mian Nawaz Sharif about role of non-state actors from Pakistan in Mumbai attacks has triggered yet another controversy in the already volatile political environment of the country.

"Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill over 150 people in Mumbai?"

The PM said the meeting of National Security Committee was convened yesterday to "condemn the impression created by misreporting of the interview".

Sharif, as per an exclusive Dawn news report, in that meeting had raised the issue of Pakistan's growing worldwide isolation because of behind-the-scenes support by military to banned terror groups, including Jaish-e-Muhammad, Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the Haqqani Network.

A WB spokesman said: "We would also like to refer to a statement by the State Bank of Pakistan which rejects estimates of $4.9 billion in remittances from Pakistan to India on Sept 21, 2016".

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The prime minister while addressing in the NA asked the house to constitute a committee in this regard.

Nawaz and his daughter Maryam were present in the accountability court today.

Nawaz maintained that NSC's declaration was painful and contradictory to facts. "And the person who is asking this question has been labelled a traitor". He said Pervaiz Musharraf, Rehman Malik and others had also given such statements in the past.

However, Mr Abbasi's proposal to form the committee was rejected by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) whereas the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement had sought time for consultation with the leadership on the issue.

He further questioned why Mumbai trial wasn't completed while adding that he always spoke the truth and stood by it.

The National Assembly's Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Tuesday asked National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Javed Iqbal to appear before it and explain why he ordered an inquiry into spurious allegations against Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif concerning money laundering to India. He said even the allied parties of the government were not supporting PML-N over Nawaz Sharif's statement.

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