Musharraf calls himself ‘biggest supporter’ of LeT

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Nov 2017 14:25:02


 

KARACHI/DUBAI,

CALLING himself the “biggest supporter” of the LeT and its founder Hafiz Saeed, Pakistan’s former dictator Parvez Musharraf has said he backs the terror group’s role in “suppressing” the Indian Army in Kashmir.
Musharraf, the 74-year-old retired general who is on self-exile in Dubai, said that Mumbai attack mastermind Saeed “is involved in Kashmir” and he supports their involvement. Musharraf, who recently announced a ‘grand alliance’ of 23 political parties, also said he is always in favour of “action” in Jammu and Kashmir and “suppressing Indian Army in Kashmir”.


“They (LeT) are the biggest force. India got them declared as terrorists after partnering with the US. Yes, they (LeT) are involved in Kashmir but in Kashmir it is between us and India,” he told the ARY News.
Calling himself the biggest supporter of LeT and Saeed, Musharraf said he knows that he is also liked by the militant group and the Jammat-ud-Dawa, the group headed by Saeed in Pakistan.


The LeT was banned in Pakistan and the decision to ban the terror outfit in Pakistan was taken by the Musharraf Government only.
When asked about it, Musharraf said he banned the terror group under “different circumstances” without elaborating further. Musharraf’s comments came days after Saeed walked free following Pakistan government's decision against detaining him further. He was under house arrest since January this year.


India had expressed outrage over the decision of the judicial board to release Saeed, calling it an attempt by Pakistan to mainstream proscribed terrorists and a reflection of its continuing support to non-state actors. Saeed, who is accused of having masterminded the November 2008 Mumbai attack that killed 166 people, was placed on the terrorism black list by the United Nations under UN Security Council Resolution 1267 in December 2008.