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I'm Hafiz Saeed's Biggest Supporter, LeT is Active in Kashmir: Pervez Musharraf

In an interview to Pakistani TV channel ARY News, Musharraf, who is currently in exile in Dubai, said he was the biggest supporter of LeT and its founder, 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

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Updated:November 29, 2017, 11:56 AM IST
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New Delhi: Pakistan’s former president, General Pervez Musharraf, accepted that Lashkar-e-Taiba is active in the Kashmir valley and said he was always in favour of using the Pakistan-based terror outfit to “supress” the Indian Army.

In an interview to Pakistani TV channel ARY News, Musharraf, who is currently in exile in Dubai, said he was the biggest supporter of LeT and its founder, 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

“I am the biggest supporter of LeT and I know they like me and JuD (Jamaat-ud-Dawa) also likes me,” Musharraf said. He also answered “yes” on being asked if he likes Saeed, adding, “I have met him”

He also accepted that LeT is involved in Kashmir. “Yes they (LeT) are involved in Kashmir. In Kashmir, it is between us and India. I was always in favour of action in Kashmir and they (LeT) are the biggest force,” he said, railing against the fact that “India got them declared as terrorists by partnering with the United States.”

The US had also branded Saeed a terrorist and put a $10 million bounty on his head after the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. Musharraf claimed Saeed was not involved in the attack because he “himself denied the charges” of being the mastermind.

The LeT was banned by Pakistan in 2002 and it was, in fact, the Musharraf government that banned the outfit. When asked about the ban, Musharraf said he didn’t know much about Saeed then, and implied that he shouldn't have acted against LeT.

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

When the Lashkar and JuD chief was just 90 days into his 10-month detainment, Musharraf had asked then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to free him and claimed that his JuD was a “very fine NGO” that is engaged in relief work.

“In my opinion they are against Taliban (in Pakistan), they did not commit any terrorism in Pakistan or anywhere else. So they should be dealt separately,” he was quoted telling a television channel. “We remain confused on terrorism, like we are confused in respect to JuD and Hafiz Saeed,” he was quoted as saying by a news agency.

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