Jaish-e-Mohammad attacked India during my tenure: Parvez Musharraf
Islamabad : Former Pakistan President Parvez Musharraf welcomed India's action against JeM, saying that the terrorist organisation was instrumental in carrying out attacks on Indian soil during his tenure as head of the state.
In a telephonic interview with Pakistan-based journalist Nadeem Malik, Musharraf said, that it was the same organisation that had carried out two assassination attempts on him when he was president of Pakistan.
A short clip from the interview has been shared by Nadeem on the social media.
“This is a good move. I have always said that the JeM is a terrorist organisation and they only had carried out a suicide attack in an attempt to assassinate me. Action should be taken against them. I am happy the government is taking a tough stand against them,” he said.
Recalling his assasination bid by a JeM militant, he said that it was fortunate that he wasn’t killed in the December 2003 attempt.
“The attacker pressed the button a few seconds too late and I had crossed the bridge by that time,” Musharraf said, adding that the action against the JeM was a right action and that it should have been done earlier.
On Tuesday, the Imran Khan-led Pakistan government ordered the detention of terrorist Masood Azhar’s brother Abdul Rauf Asghar and 43 others linked to banned outfits in the country.