Today's Pakistan is tolerant and progressive: Shehbaz Sharif

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Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday for the first time indicated that Pakistan establishment "allowed" terrorists to enter India as he sought a speedy trial in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. "Explain it to me", he asked, in a clear reference to the Mumbai killings blamed on 10 Pakistani terrorists. "Why can't we complete the trial?" said Sharif in an interview to the Dawn newspaper on Saturday.

Sharif, who was answering a question about his ouster, steered the conversation towards foreign policy and national security by saying that Pakistan has isolated itself in global arena despite giving sacrifices in war on terror.

Justice (r) Javed Iqbal did not issue any explanation regarding the "flawed" probe, it said, adding that the press release raised fingers over the credibility of the institution.

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Nine of the attackers were killed by police while lone survivor Ajmal Kasab was caught and hanged after being sentenced to death.

He said that "We have isolated ourselves". Despite making sacrifices, our narrative is not being accepted.

Ten Lashkar-e-Toiba men hit Mumbai in the so called 9/11 attacks and killed 166 people. Afghanistan's narrative is being accepted, but ours is not. "President (Vladimir) Putin has said it. President Xi (Jinping) has said it", he said.

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In February, the apex court also disqualified Sharif as the head of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

"You can't run a country if you have two or three parallel governments". It must stop. There should be only one government, which has been elected through the constitutional process'.

Following his disqualification at the hands of the Supreme Court after an inquiry into the Panama Papers, Mr. Sharif has been complaining about a witch-hunt against him.

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