Musharraf will say anything to find foothold in Pak: Omar

Trevor Jackson
November 30, 2017

"If Pakistan does not take action to lawfully detain Saeed and charge him for his crimes, its inaction will have repercussions for bilateral relations and for Pakistan's global reputation", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Sanders said.

"Because I have always been in favour of action in Kashmir and I have always been in favour of pressuring the Indian Army in Kashmir".

During the interview, the Musharraf said that Washington's statement following Saeed's release last week was an "insult to Pakistan's sovereignty".

He also said that he likes Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed for his "role" in Kashmir. He also answered "yes" on being asked if he likes Saeed, adding, "I have met him".

Hitting out at General Pervez Musharraf for asserting support for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said the former Pakistan president will say anything to find a foothold in Pakistan.

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The US has also branded Saeed a terrorist and put a $10 million bounty on Saeed's head after the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. Lashkar-e-Taiba are involved in Kashmir but in Kashmir it is between us and India. "They are the biggest force (LeT), India got them declared as terrorist by partnering with the United States". "This (LeT and JuD) is the biggest force and they have been declared terrorists by India and the U.S. jointly", Musharraf said.

The JuD is believed to be the front organisation for the banned LeT which is responsible for carrying out the Mumbai terror attack in 2008.

Mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks Hafiz Saeed, who was released from house arrest in Pakistan on November 24, would have to wait for his name to be removed from the United Nation's list of designated terrorists till the world body gets an ombudsperson to hear his petition. "Saeed was the mastermind behind the Mumbai attack that killed hundreds, including 6 Americans". He said, "I feel sad that a man of his integrity, who has been the chief of the Pakistan Army as well as the President, has praised something like this".

The timing of this remark is significant, as it comes days after Saeed was released from house arrest by a Pakistani court.

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