Pervez Musharraf 'biggest supporter' of LeT, Hafiz Saeed

Marie Harrington
November 30, 2017

"The LeT and the Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) are fond of me, ' he said".

Referring to the situation in Kashmir, former Pakistan President said, "I was always in favour of action in Kashmir and of suppressing Indian Army there. 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. "America has asked for Hafiz Saeed's re-arrest only because of pressure from India", Waleed told Hindustan Times.

When asked to comment on this issue, Pervez Musharraf said that he banned the terror group under different circumstances without elaborating further.

Former President Pervez Musharraf has declared that he is the greatest supporter of proscribed militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

"They (LeT) are the biggest force".

"I like Hafiz Saeed a lot and support his outfit JuD, " Pervez Musharraf said.

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The former president also categorically denied that LeT was involved in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks for which India blamed Pakistan. "They are the biggest force (LeT), India got them declared as terrorist by partnering with the United States".

NEWLY freed Pakistani Isla-mist Hafiz Saeed, who has a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head, spoke at last Friday's (24) prayers in a mosque in Lahore after being freed from house arrest by a court that said there was no evidence to hold him.

Saeed, who carries a bounty of $10 million on his head for terror activities, filed a petition in the United Nations asking his name to be struck off from the list of global list of designated terrorists. "Saeed was the mastermind behind the Mumbai attack that killed hundreds, including 6 Americans".

A Lahore High Court had recently freed Hafiz Saeed from 10 months of house arrest after Islamabad failed to submit enough proof against him.

His statements come amid several Pakistani leaders defending JuD chief Hafiz Saeed's release and openly supporting the Kashmir cause.

Musharraf, who lives in self-imposed exile, faces several cases in Pakistan and there is little chance that he will come back to participate in elections.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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