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    We trained Kashmiri terrorists in Pakistan, Mujahideens like Hafiz Saeed & Osama were our heroes: Pervez Musharraf

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    "Kashmiris who came to Pakistan received hero reception. We used to train them and support them. We considered them as Mujahideen who will fight with the Indian Army then various terrorist organisations like Lashkar e Tayyiba rose in this period. they were our heroes," Musharraf was seen as saying in a video.

    Musharraf said that terrorist like Osama bin Laden and Jalaluddin Haqqused to be "Pakistani heroes".
    ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf has admitted that Kashmiris were trained in Pakistan to fight against Indian Army in Kashmir and touted as 'heroes'.

    Musharraf said that terrorist like Osama bin Laden and Jalaluddin Haqqused to be "Pakistani heroes".

    In an undated interview clip shared by Pakistan politician Farhatullah Babar on Wednesday on Twitter, Musharraf can be heard saying, "...In 1979, we had introduced religious militancy in Afghanistan to benefit Pakistan and to push Soviet out of the country. We brought Mujahideen from all over the world, we trained them, supplied weapons. They were our heroes. Haqqani was our hero. Osama bin Laden was our hero. Then the environment was different but now it is different. Heroes have turned to villains."


    While talking about unrest in Kashmir, the self-exiled dictator said, "... Kashmiris who came to Pakistan received hero reception here. We used to train them and support them. We considered them as Mujahideen who will fight with the Indian Army then various terrorist organisations like Lashkar e Tayyiba rose in this period. they were our heroes."

    India has repeatedly accused Pakistan of using its soil to perpetrate terror in neighbouring countries. Islamabad has been asked by the international community to take actions against terrorist groups operating in the country.
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    4 Comments on this Story

    Sonti Svln Sastry312 days ago
    it known to every body
    what U N is doing means what action take on them ?
    Arman S312 days ago
    Why cant Indian Govt train all the useless temple crowd and send them to infiltrate pakistan? now temple is being built many will be jobless.
    ashim313 days ago
    Musharraf would be declare as a global terrorist soon based on this confession .
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