Court shoots down Sharif's trial under treason charges for Mumbai attack remarks

Will expose characters behind Imran Qadri sit-in Nawaz

Indian media distorted Sharif's 26/11 statement- Pak PM

In an interview last week, Mr. Sharif had publicly acknowledged that militant groups were active in the country and questioned Islamabad's policy of allowing "non-state actors" to cross the border and "kill" people in Mumbai.

In April, the Supreme Court, in a landmark judgement, declared Sharif ineligible to hold public office for life, ending the political future of the three-time premier ahead of this year's general elections.

Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday chaired a and assured lawmakers from the ruling party that deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif will soften the stance he has taken. Another topic of the discussion for the meeting is said to be Nawaz Sharif's Controversial Statements.

Aftab Virk, in his petition, alleged that Sharif's remarks on the Mumbai attack amounted to treason as he had maligned national institutions as well as the country. However, he also added that he will try and convince the PML-N supreme leader to consult the party before talking on sensitive matters, Dawn newspaper reported.

Several PML-N party members? reportedly including Sardar Ashiq Hussain Gopang, Abdul Rahman Kanju and Shafqat Baloch? expressed concern over Sharifs remarks. In an attempt to do damage control, PM Abbasi also intervened and said that media reports misquoted Nawaz Sharif.

According to sources, party President Shehbaz Sharif said those who arranged Nawaz Sharif's interview have harmed him.

Shehbaz Sharif assured them that the interview was taken out of context.

Taking a dig at former party men who formed Junoobi Punjab Sooba Mahaz and then joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Sanaullah said that aliens produced these lotas (turncoats) who changed parties before every elections.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

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