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Mullah Omar is beyond Pak control: Musharraf

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First published: September 29, 2011, 7:07 PM IST | Updated: September 29, 2011
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Mullah Omar is beyond Pak control: Musharraf
Pak has compulsions of "national interest" in not cracking down on the Haqqani network, he said.

London: Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar is beyond Pakistani control, former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has claimed, describing him as "absolutely obstinate" and semi-literate.

Claiming that Pakistan should tell US that it has compulsions of "national interest" in not cracking down on the Haqqani network, Musharraf told Telegraph that Omar was semi-literate and not aware of issues of the world.

Apparently indicating that Haqqani terror outfit was Pakistan's safe bet in Afghanistan, the former Pakistan president claimed that Haqqanis were source of terrible lack of trust and confidence.

Asked if Pakistan needed the support of the powerful insurgent family led by Jalaluddin Haqqani, he said, "If I was
in government I would certainly be thinking how best to defend Pakistan's interest.

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