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‘I decided not to cover PM Abbasi’s post-NSC press talk live,’ Mariam Aurangzeb

Information Minister Mariam Aurangzeb on Friday said that the decision not to air Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s “press talk” on Monday which had followed a National Security Committee (NSC) meeting triggered by a statement made by Nawaz Sharif in an interview published in Dawn was hers.
Nawaz, while speaking during the interview on matters related to the country’s foreign policy, had stated: “Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t we complete the trial?”
The remarks made in reference to the 2008 Mumbai attacks had drawn controversy after they were played up in Indian media as an ‘admission’ by a thrice-elected prime minister of Pakistan’s complicity in the tragedy.