Osama, Kashmiris who fought against Indian Army were Pak heroes: Musharraf

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Osama Bin Laden

New Delhi, November 14: Pervez Musharraf, former Pakistan president, in an interview, has admitted that terrorists like Osama bin Laden and Jalaluddin Haqqani were “Pakistani heroes”.

During the interview, Musharraf said: “In 1990s, Kashmiris were trained in Pakistan as Mujahideen to fight against the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir,” adding that jihadi terrorists were Pakistan’s “heroes”.“The Kashmiris coming to Pakistan to fight against the Indian Army got a hero’s welcome here. Pakistan considered them as Mujahideen.”

He said terrorist outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba also rose during this period.Pakistani politician Farhatullah Babar on Wednesday shared a video clip of the interview on Twitter.

Babar wrote: “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?”