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

CPEC to change fate of Pakistan, its people: Mushahid

CPEC to change fate of Pakistan, its people: Mushahid

Shortly after Sharif spoke to the media, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi defended the ousted premier's comments in the National Assembly or lower house of Parliament.

Criticising PM Abbasi's comments on former premier Nawaz's statements on 2008 Mumbai attacks, the PTI spokesman said, "PM Abbasi, instead of supporting the state, is proving himself to be a Nawaz loyalist".

Sharif's statement has left the Pakistan Army extremely anxious that "this will give more weight to India's narrative that Pakistan is not doing enough" with respect to the 26/11 trial, and could even put Pakistan on the blacklist of global financial trade agreements.

PM Abbasi in his press talk had thrown weight behind Nawaz Sharif, saying that statement of the former prime minister was "misinterpreted" in the media. 68-year-old Sharif asked while talking to reporters outside an accountability court in Islamabad, where he is facing corruption charges.

He reiterated his demand for the formation of a national commission to decide who committed treason and said that it would allow all facts to become clear. I am not an ordinary citizen but a three-time prime minister elected by the people of Pakistan. "A decision should be made about who is a patriot and who is a traitor", he added.

Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed on Tuesday declared former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as "instrument" in the hands of foreigners.

Former foreign minister Khawaja Asif should, Mr Sharif had added, be asked what the world said about Pakistan when he used to go overseas to represent the nation. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? "We should find out who laid the foundation of terrorism in the country", he asserted.

In its annual report, the statement said that the World Bank estimates bilateral remittances between countries using the methodology summarised in the World Bank Working Paper 102 South-South migration and remittances by the authors of the report.

Efforts by Pakistan to put on trial those India says are responsible for the Mumbai attack have stalled, while Saeed operates largely freely in Pakistan.