Pakistan is likely to hold its general elections on July 27.
His remarks were immediately picked up by Indian media, which termed the former prime minister's statement as a confession of Pakistan's role in the Mumbai attacks that left 166 people dead.
Even Shehbaz Sharif, President PML-N, said Nawaz Sharif's narrative is not party's policy. The National Security Committee, Pakistan's top civil-military body, subsequently condemned the "fallacious" statement and termed Sharif's remarks as "incorrect and misleading", reported PTI.
Shahbaz, according to DawnNews TVs sources, said no one should say things which could hurt the country, and assured his party that there will soon be a softness in Sharifs rhetoric on contentious issues.
"We accepted these turncoats into our party as we felt that they will change in our company but to no avail", lamented Sanaullah before someone asks as to why PML-N accepted them in the first place.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is also in attendance, as are around 120 lawmakers of the party.
They also expressed reservations over Nawaz Sharif's recent presser against chairman of National Accountability Bureau during which he demanded his resignation over an inquiry that he had allegedly laundered money to India.
The lawmakers also urged Shehbaz Sharif to take charge of party affairs, sources further said.
The prime minister also said that they will never let their land be used against any other country.
The meeting was convened to deliberate selection of party candidates in Punjab for the upcoming general elections.