A petition was filed in a Pakistani court to register a treason case against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif for his controversial remarks questioning the policy to allow the “non-state actors” to cross the border and “kill” people in Mumbai in 2008.
The petition was filed in the Lahore High Court by advocate Aftab Virk on behalf of Pakistan Awaami Tehreek’s Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, alleging that Sharif’s statement is against national security and state institutions.
Sharif publicly acknowledged in an interview that militant organisations are active in Pakistan and questioned the policy to allow the “non-state actors” to cross the border and “kill” people in Mumbai.
The petition also prayed the court to initiate proceedings against him, agencies reported.
Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal is also mentioned as a respondent in the petition apart from 68-year-old Sharif.
Sharif’s comments have stirred a controversy in Pakistan.