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ISI, not Pak. Army trains LeT, Jaish: Musharraf

Pervez Musharraf

Pervez Musharraf  

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Thursday said ISI trains LeT and Jaish militants and terror attacks in India will not stop until New Delhi addresses the “core” issue of Kashmir.

“Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) trains Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists,” said Mr. Musharraf.

“Pakistan Army is not training civilians. Intelligence organisation on our side as well as on your side is involved,” he said in an interview to India Today TV.

When asked if he sees any progress in the India-Pakistan peace process, Mr. Musharraf said, “Everything will stop if you address the core issue. That is what you don’t want to do,” he said. “Kashmir continues to arouse sentiments in Pakistan,” said Mr. Musharraf. “Anyone who is fighting in Kashmir is a freedom fighter,” he said.

“You don’t want [to move forward on the core issue]. You want to bulldoze us, you want to bully us and you want to dominate us. You only want to talk about issues concern you like terrorism, Mumbai and Pathankot. So I don’t feel, core issues are moving forward,” he said when asked to comment on Foreign Secretary-level talks that were postponed after Pathankot attack.

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