Musharraf will say anything to find foothold in Pak: Omar

Posted November 30, 2017

According to the UNSC official website, Saeed was included in the list pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1822 (2008) as being associated with LeT (QDe.118) and Al Qaida (QDe.004) for "participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts of activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf or in support of both entities".

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, in a television interview, also backed Saeed's release and his outfit's role in waging "Jihad" in Kashmir. "Clearly he will say anything to find a foothold in Pakistan", Omar, who is the working president of National Conference (NC), wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.

In an interview to Pakistani TV channel ARY News, Musharraf, who is now in exile in Dubai, said: "I am the biggest supporter of LeT and I know they like me and JuD (Jamaat-ud-Dawa) also likes me".

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While asking about the LeT's founder and 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed, the former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf said he support Saeed and also supports his involvement in Kashmir.

"Not only did Pakistan give refuge to Bin Laden, responsible for attacks against U.S. on 9/11, Pakistan set free a terrorist who has a United States dollars 10 million American bounty on his head", she said. Also, Pervez Musharraf claimed Saeed was not involved in Mumbai Terror attack of 2008 because Saeed denied the charges.

He concluded by saying that India has always levelled baseless allegations against Pakistan and criticised India for using force against Kashmiris, adding that the recent attacks were being carried out at the command of Modi's government. "This (LeT and JuD) is the biggest force and they have been declared terrorists by India and the United States jointly", Musharraf said.

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Over 160 people died in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

The former president has earlier too sided with Saeed, who was released from house arrest on November 25 after Islamabad failed to submit any proof against him.

His statements come amid several Pakistani leaders defending JuD chief Hafiz Saeed's release and openly supporting the Kashmir cause. "I would never accept this", Musharraf said.

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