Pervez Musharraf 'biggest supporter' of LeT, Hafiz Saeed

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Pervez Musharraf 'biggest supporter' of LeT, Hafiz Saeed
Pervez Musharraf 'biggest supporter' of LeT, Hafiz Saeed

Islamabad : Former Pakistan Prime Minister Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday claimed that he is the 'biggest supporter' of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and also likes Hafiz Saeed, alleged mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

"I am the biggest supporter of LeT and I know they like me and JuD (Jamaat-ud-Dawa) also likes me," Musharraf told Pakistan's ARY News this week, referring to the groups founded by Saeed. 

The United States and the United Nations have classified JuD and LeT as the global terrorist groups.

In the interview, Musharraf also claimed his liking for the LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, who has a $10 million US bounty on his head.

A Lahore High Court had recently freed Hafiz Saeed from 10 months of house arrest after Islamabad failed to submit enough proof against him.

Acknowledging that the JuD and LeT were waging a "jihad" to liberate Jammu and Kashmir from India, Musharraf said: "Yes, they are involved in Kashmir and I support them."

Musharraf said in the interview that he had always favoured "action" in Kashmir. 

"I was always in favour of action in Kashmir and of suppressing the Indian Army in Kashmir. They are the biggest force (LeT), India got them declared as terrorist by partnering with the US."