The Ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, In an interview to the Dawn newspaper published on Saturday, lamented that Pakistan had allowed "non-state actors" to kill more than 150 people in the Mumbai attacks of 2008.
He indicated that his country should look into why its narrative that it had been fighting terrorism had not been accepted by the international community "despite sacrifices".
India has long accused Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba of carrying out the attacks in Mumbai on 26 November, 2008, that left 166 people dead and many injured.
"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?" he said, according to the newspaper.
Sharif, Pakistan's disgraced prime minister who was banned for life from holding a public office by the country's Supreme Court after his name appeared in last year's Panama Papers scandal said this in an interview to the newspaper, Dawn.