The former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf admitted that the Kashmiris were trained by Pakistan and termed as ‘Mujahideen’. Theses trained Mujahideen were to fight against the Indian Army in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the Jihadi were regarded as ‘Heroes’ in Pakistan. Adding to that, he said terrorists like Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama Bin Laden, Jalaluddin Haqqani among many others were considered to be Pakistan’s heroes.
The interview (do not have ant date) surfaced after Farhatullah Babar, Pakistani politician, shared the interview clip on his twitter account on 12th of November 2019. In the video Musharraf was heard saying ‘Kashmiris who came to Pakistan received a hero reception here. We used to train them and support them. We considered them as Mujahideen who will fight with the Indian Army. We brought in Mujahideens from all across the world and we created Taliban, trained them, provided them with weapons and even help them in infiltration’.
In the interview the Retd. General of Pakistan was also heard saying terrorists like Osama and Haqqani were our heroes.
“In 1979, we had introduced religious militancy in Pakistan to push the Soviets out of the country. We brought Mujahideens from all over the world, we trained them. We trained the Taliban, gave them weapons and help them in infiltration activities. They were our heroes. Haqqani was our hero. Osama bin Laden was our hero. Ayman al-Zawahiri was our hero. Then the global environment changed. The world started viewing things differently. Our heroes were turned into villains.”
Gen Musharraf blurts that militants were nurtured and touted as 'heroes' to fight in Kashmir. If it resulted in destruction of two generations of Pashtuns it didn't matter. Is it wrong to demand Truth Commission to find who devised self serving policies that destroyed Pashtuns? https://t.co/5Q2LOvl3yb— Farhatullah Babar (@FarhatullahB) November 13, 2019
This interview of Musharraf is proof that Pakistan has always been a part of terrorist activities. Most likely Pakistan still trains these terrorist groups and help them infiltrate in India.