National security issues must not be exploited for political point scoring: PM


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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday has said that national security issues must not be exploited for political point scoring.

Speaking in the National Assembly, Abbasi clarified that the Indian media misreported the statement of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Mumbai attacks for their own designs.

He said Nawaz Sharif did not say that the militants were deliberately sent from Pakistan for Mumbai attacks.

Abbasi categorically stated that Pakistan has a consistent policy of not allowing use of its soil for attacks against any other country.

This has been the policy in the past and remains so today during the current government of PML(N).

Abbasi said India media misreported statement of Sharif but ‘unfortunately we too fell prey to Indian machinations.

He said Nawaz Sharif made defence of the country invincible and no one has the authority to issue certificate of patriotism’.

The prime minister said as the issue was being fanned for political objectives and he convened meeting of the National Security Committee to reaffirm the point of view of the government.

He said the parliament, if so desires, can form a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to go deep into the issue.