Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has admitted that Pakistan played a role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
Speaking in an interview to Pakistan media Dawn, Sharif said, "Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross-border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Why can't we complete trial?"
The PML-N leader was questioning why the trial into the Mumbai attacks was stalled at a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court.
"Why can't we complete the trial? It's absolutely unacceptable. This is exactly what we are struggling for. President Putin has said it. President Xi has said it," he said.
Famously known as 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the assault on the financial capital of India lasted until November 29.
Attacks on Mumbai's landmarks such as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, the Oberoi Trident, the Taj Hotel, and Leopold Cafe killed 166 and injured over 300, leaving a deep scar in the hearts of every Indian.
India has long accused Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba of carrying out the attacks in Mumbai on 26 November, 2008.