The people of capital and trader community have expressed annoyance over the statement of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif regarding 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Nawaz, in a recent interview to Dawn newspaper had said, “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 cannot we complete the trial”.
His remarks were played up by the Indian media as an admission of Pakistan’s involvement in the terrorist attacks, even though similar questions and statements have been raised from civilian and security officials in Pakistan earlier.
While taking to the Daily Morning Mail traders of Sitara Market, Abbpara and other markets remarked that Nawaz’s statement has led to world mocking Pakistan.
They said that India is using Nawaz’s statement to strengthen its case. Traders including Muhammad Tahir, Liaquat Ali, Azhar, Waqas, Tariq, and Muhammad Aziz said adding that Sharif hadn’t accepted his disqualification yet.
They further said that Sharif’s statement has posed great danger to the national security and a high treason case should be initiated against him.
They viewed that Nawaz considers himself to be above state and institutions, which is quite unfortunate. They added that sensitive topics should not be discussed. “There are some things expressing opinion on which is harmful for the nation,” he added.