Former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday sparked a controversy after admitting on a TV channel that he is the biggest supporter of terror organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
“I am the biggest supporter of LeT and I know they like me & JuD also likes me,” he admitted on live TV. On being asked if he likes JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, he said, “yes”.
Justifying his support to the militant outfit and the 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind, Musharraf said, “I have always been in favour of action in Kashmir and I support what they (LeT) are doing to suppress the Indian Army there. They are our biggest force,” Musharraf said.
“Yes, they are involved in Kashmir and Kashmir is between us and India.”
Saeed, a United Nations-designated terrorist was freed from house arrest last week on an order from the Lahore high court. The US has also branded Saeed a terrorist and put a $10 million bounty on his head after the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.
Hafiz Saeed is a United Nations-designated terrorist who was freed from house arrest last week on an order of Lahore high court.
The US also branded Saeed a terrorist and put a $10 million bounty on Saeed’s head after the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. Musharraf claimed Saeed was not involved in the Mumbai terror attack in 2008 because Saeed “himself denied the charges” of being the attacks’ mastermind.
Musharraf was declared a fugitive from justice by Pakistan in August this year.