World Bank denies reports that Nawaz Sharif laundered $4.9 billion to India

World Bank denies reports that Nawaz Sharif laundered $4.9 billion to India

"We would foil every conspiracy against our leader Nawaz Sharif and continue to wage legal, constitutional and democratic struggle till we wipe out all the stains of falsehood", said a strong-worded statement issued after the PML-N meeting. "Will this government take action to ensure that Pakistan is declared a terrorist state among the world community, leading to consequent civil, military and economic sanctions on Pakistan", he added.

However, the same day when the NAB's presser came, the WB issued a statement to deny that its report from 2016 levelled money-laundering allegations against the former PM.

Lashing out at the NAB chairman for ordering a probe merely on the basis of a media report, the prime minister had asked NA speaker Ayaz Sadiq to constitute a special committee to summon the NAB chairman and seek an explanation.

In an interview with the daily Dawn on Saturday, Mr. Sharif said militant organisations were active in Pakistan.

"Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill over 150 people in Mumbai? Why can't we complete the trial?", Sharif said, according to Dawn.

He stresses "After all, it was Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who, resisting all pressures, took the most important and most hard decision on national security in Pakistan's history by making the country a nuclear power in May 1998". He said those wishing to go for the formation of a truth and reconciliation commission may do so but must keep in view the national interest.

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Nawaz said this while speaking to journalists outside accountability court. "And the person who is asking this question has been labelled a traitor".

When a reporter pointed to Sharif's acknowledgment of the presence of "non-state actors" in the country, his daughter Maryam, who was accompanying him, replied: "So then who was Zarb-i-Azb [military operation] conducted against?" He said Pervaiz Musharraf, Rehman Malik and others had also given such statements in the past.

They 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.

In Punjab Assembly, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf-led opposition demanded "hang Nawaz Sharif for his pro-India statement".

According to media reports on Tuesday, the committee, to be chaired by PML-N [Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz] lawmaker Chaudhry Mohammad Ashraf, has asked the NAB chief to appear before it on Wednesday.

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