In a startling revelation, former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has reportedly admitted that it was Pakistan who trained Taliban, Osama Bin Laden, Haqqani Network and Hafiz Saeed. Musharraf made these claims reportedly during an interview with Pakistani news channel Dunya TV.
He reportedly also added that whoever came from Jammu and Kashmir were treated as ‘heroes’. He further said that Pakistan trained Lashkar for attacks in Kashmir and Taliban was trained to counter Soviet Union.
Musharraf also said that Osama bin Laden, Haqqani and Ayman al-Zawahiri were their heroes, reported India Today.
“We introduced ‘religious militancy’ to flush out Soviets. We brought Mujahideens from all all over the world. We trained Taliban, gave them weapon and sent them for war and they (militants) were our heroes. Osama bin Laden and Haqqani were our heroes,” quotes India Today as him saying.
Musharraf also said that a Lashkar terrorist was given a heroic welcome, and Pakistan trained and supported them. He praised the militants to have fought well in Kashmir.
Towards the end of the interview, Musharraf reportedly said that the same terrorists who were once supported by Pakistan, have now become a threat to Pakistan itself.