The press conference was held shortly after the conclusion of a National Security Council (NSC) session, which was convened to discuss "recent misleading media statement" regarding the Mumbai attacks.
According to DawnNewsTV, PM Abbasi dispelled the impression that Nawaz had said that the Mumbai attacks had been planned in Pakistan.
"Nawaz Sharif said that he neither said any such thing, nor can it be said on the basis of assumptions that planning for the Mumbai attacks was done in Pakistan," said the PM, who met Nawaz shortly after the NSC meeting ended.
"Indian media is giving the issue a different hue, and we should not be a part of it," he said.
The NSC did not condemn Nawaz, but the incorrect reporting of the interview, the PM clarified, referring to an earlier joint statement issued by the country’s top civil-military body.
"There was no talk [by Nawaz] of the Mumbai attacks being planned in Pakistan," Abbasi explained.