The former minister said Pakistan's application requesting the Indian government's cooperation in the case - and its refusal to do so - were on record. Call them non-state actors; should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? "Explain it to me", he asked, in a clear reference to the Mumbai killings blamed on 10 Pakistani terrorists.
Leading opposition leader and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said that Sharif was speaking the language of (Indian Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and cooperating against enemies of Pakistan to harm the country.
The daily also reported that PPP leader Manzoor Watoo had declared the interview to be a serious attack on Pakistan's national interests, and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal secretary general Liaqat Baloch said Sharif's statement was "shocking" and "supported the narrative of anti-Pakistan forces".
A spokesman for Sharif said: "At the outset, statement of Nawaz Sharif has been grossly misinterpreted by the Indian media".
"India used the Mumbai attacks for its own despicable plans", said Nisar, who has swayed away from Nawaz since his ouster previous year. "He then attended a training camp there run by a terror outfit", the official said, adding that it has been learnt that this outfit had the backing of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
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Till today, India is not in any type of talking terms with Pakistan. "Our narrative is not being accepted". There can be only one government, which has been elected through the constitutional process.
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King also noted that, as he was pulling content off the Warsaw Police Department's Facebook page, the page was deleted. Five days later the video went viral , which is when Warsaw Police contacted the SBI and Lee's office to investigate.
She said that the former prime minister's statement compromised Pakistan's narrative in the war against terrorism and demanded that he retract his remarks.
Sharif's outburst comes at a time when he himself has been mired in controversy. Commonly called the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the city was under siege till November 29. The ATS, Mumbai was later contacted and he was arrested.
Lakhvi, and the other suspects - Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hammad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younus Anjum - are being tried by the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad since 2009.
The probe into the case was being conducted by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) which comes under the ministry of interior.
The prosecution had completed the testimonies of all 68 Pakistani witnesses seven months before that.