ISLAMABAD (TIP): Former Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, confirmed to an Indian TV channel something Indian security establishment always knew, that “Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) trains Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists.”
While describing Masood Azhar of JeM as a “terrorist”, Musharraf said Hafiz Saeed of LeT was nothing short of a national hero in Pakistan. “LeT is not involved in terror in Pakistan”. He also accused India’s intelligence agency RAW for carrying out attacks in Pakistan.
Despite this, Musharraf said India was responsible for stalling the peace process. “India derailed peace process every time and the country only wants to discuss terrorism,” Musharraf said.
Speaking on David Coleman Headley, Musharraf said,” I don’t believe anything that Headley had said… Pakistan intelligence should interrogate Headley.”
Officially Pakistan has denied their involvement with LeT, but it has been known for years that LeT is a fully-owned subsidiary of the ISI-Army conglomerate.
Musharraf ‘s remarks also corroborate the Indian stand that ISI trained JeM operatives to conduct the Pathankot attack.