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"India used Mumbai attacks for its own despicable plans":Nisar

The statement said that it was recalled during the meeting that the delay in conclusion of the Mumbai attack case was caused by India, not Pakistan.

In the Dawn interview, the ex-prime minister - who was ousted over corruption allegations by the Supreme Court in July - reignited debate over Pakistan's alleged support of select extremist groups that launch attacks against neighboring rival India.

"Indian propaganda can not undermine our achievements", Abbasi said after the NSC meeting, in which Sharif's statement was dismissed as "incorrect and misleading". "Explain it to me", he had said, in a clear reference to the Mumbai killings blamed on 10 Pakistani terrorists. He had questioned why his country had not been able to complete the trial in the case yet.

Following the meeting, Abbasi, who replaced Sharif as PM after the latter was disqualified rom holding public office, met the PML-N leader.

"[Nawaz Sharif] has hurt the national interests of Pakistan", he said.

A spokesman for Mr Sharif on Sunday said, "At the outset, statement of Nawaz Sharif has been grossly misinterpreted by the Indian media".

The meeting of National Security Committee was held at Prime Minister's House in Islamabad on suggestion of Pakistan army.

"A few sentences (from the interview) were blown out of proportion and context".

It is being seen as an admission of Pakistan's involvement in the terrorist attacks in 2008.

The high-level huddle further observed that it was "very unfortunate that the opinion arising out of either misconceptions or grievances was being presented in disregard of concrete facts and realities". They believe that the announcement by the ISPR chief through social media indicates that the military authorities have chose to seriously take up the issue and that they want Prime Minister Abbasi's stance over the matter.

Addressing a press conference here Monday, Imran Khan said, "India making efforts to isolate Pakistan".

On Monday, Pakistan's top civil-military body National Security Committee in a meeting said the recent statement made by Sharif was 'incorrect and misleading'.

The participants of the meeting said they reject the PML-N Quaid's fallacious assertions, which negated the truth.

Fawad Chaudhry, secretary of information for PTI, said that Sharif was trying to appease the worldwide establishment through his "anti-Pakistan" statements. "It (Sharif's remarks) only proves that India's stand has been right all the way". He demanded that Nawaz Sharif should be put on the ECL as he might try to make a deal to escape the Country after giving such a controversial remark.

"We must look into it", Sharif had told Dawn newspaper in an interview.

"We need to stay firm and learn from the fate of other Muslim countries which were deteriorated and have been pushed to the never ending political, social, economic and administrative crisis", he said.