JeM chief Masood Azhar is a ‘terrorist’, says Pervez Musharraf

He did not give a clear reply as to why Pakistan has not been asking China to get Azhar declared as an international terrorist by the United Nations.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 28, 2016 11:15 am
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Former Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf has described Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a “terrorist”, saying he has been involved in bomb blasts even in his country. He, however, he did not give a clear reply as to why Pakistan has not been asking China to get Azhar declared as an international terrorist by the United Nations.

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“Why should China be involved when it has nothing to do with him (Azhar),” Musharraf told News Nation, according to a release issued by the TV channel.

A proposal is pending before the UN Security Council for declaring Azhar as an international terrorist but China has been blocking it, claiming that there is not enough evidence to prove that he is a terrorist.

When asked about the espionage case busted today in Delhi involving an employee of the Pakistan High Commission, the former Pakistan Army Chief initially parried the issue saying, “I am not aware of it”. But then he added that “if at all it has happened, (it) shouldn’t be encouraged”, the release said.

It also quoted Musharraf as saying that the Nawaz Sharif government lacks aggression.

The channel said Musharraf accepted Pakistan government’s diplomatic failure on international front. He, however, said it does not mean that Pakistan should be taken for granted.

To a question on whether a political leadership or Army is better suited for Pakistan’s development, Musharraf said the country had witnessed growth when Army was in power.

When asked about terror camps in PoK, he feigned ignorance saying “I don’t know”. However, with a smile, he said, “I will let you know only once I get the count of these camps which you are talking about”.

On Pakistan’s diminishing relations with United States, he said there are certain contentious issues which are being addressed by Pakistan Army.

When referred to the ‘surgical strike’ and military might of India, he said, Pakistan is a nuclear power with a strong army which can’t be bullied.

On Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sudden visit to Pakistan and his meeting with Sharif, he said shaking hands is just an artificial move, but for a formal solution, something concrete needs to be done.

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    Sri
    Oct 28, 2016 at 6:45 am
    Another two faced hypocrite
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      juma
      Oct 28, 2016 at 7:12 am
      You are absolutely right. Mustard is cleverly not mentioning that RSS chief Brahmin Bugger Bagawat is also a terrorist.
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        module
        Oct 28, 2016 at 6:27 am
        what God said, "if one desperately digging the ground for others, another day, he/she will fall in the same". only it's takes time. Nothing in this world is permanent. Everything will gets changed, either any one do it or not, universe will change it. Nawaz Sharif is no good for India. It was a ber mistake that, Modiji visited stan 4 times in 2.5 yrs. How he forgotten that, during his period only, Kargil war was fought. His Govt, is totally sponsored by terrorist groups. Benezir Bhutto was killed by them. she or her husband Zardari was some what ok for India. why India forgetting that?
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          Abdul Sami
          Oct 28, 2016 at 8:15 am
          picture will clear but willl take time, Alexendar has not died, it is there sitting in america over the americas. What is going on in the world is a route to Conquer the world, from planting of a sure to perish presidential candidate to terror incidences. Human has been made to strive for " not dying", people become fearless only in very rare case when a killing trouble impacts them. suicide bombing, few can be accepted but innumerable suicides that too when it is clerly written in Quran that it is a crime, drugs and medicines today alter minds. Terror incidences involve highly sophisticated weapons and powders like rDX, these have a system of manufacture and without quality urance and records it is impossible to manufacture in isolation, almost all the terror incidences involved weapons having serial numbers and markings and pattern of design and manufacture, there is a clear route to catch the perpitrators but the greatest investigating agencies never thought of listing the cimplete chain and the network, we have spent trillions in imposing military and getting many security personals loosing precious lives but never thought od spending a pennies as compared to bulild boundry wall that could have been build in many layers and much mightier than china's wall. many terrorist have attacked camps on border, but we do not know that modern cameras are able to record what really has gone wrong, before URi and pathankot many incidences. Cheap digital online equipment minute but mighty have been forgotten, priority of making drones to target the terrorist camps has been overlooked by the great orders for heavy metal planes and fighter jets, which are out dated technology now and very expensive too. We must not act in a way that makes us vulnerable to blackmailing from big countriesand their hidden agencies, because these countries have the capability to record what is going on over and to some extent under the world. Our friends have drones and they control from thousands of miles away, they have capability to fire pin point on terror groups, only very near to their site there are Lashkar etc terror camps, only those camps are not visible??? and everything else is visible?? that is the reason, actually america knows who is doing what, there is a plan working that will one day will blackmail heads of countries with what america is collecting as a pretex to announce its kingdom over the globe. No government will be able to act against because what many do today will be like a petty criminal who thinks he is very wise and get caught by police due to his mobile location.
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            manu
            Oct 28, 2016 at 8:38 am
            Indians should start celebrating now! Our dreams have come true!
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              Vivek narain
              Oct 28, 2016 at 9:06 am
              Wily mohajir
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                ProdyotPran
                Oct 28, 2016 at 10:22 am
                For once sensible words are drooling out of Musharraf's mouth.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;At least someone in stan has the sense to realise and question that when China has nothing to do on the issue of Azhar why is it getting involved in it.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;Let us not immediately go gaga over Musharraf and shower laurels at him.lt;br/gt;He is a clever chameleon.lt;br/gt;Let us not forget that this is the same guy who sponsored terrorism against India in the past.lt;br/gt;Now he sees some political mileage in admonishing Azhar and China.lt;br/gt;I am sure he is planning to grab power by colluding with Imran Khan.lt;br/gt;And, he is also trying to rise in the good books if the USA by chiding China.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;Whatever could be the reasons for Musharraf's change of heart, India stands to gain internationally from such beneficial comments.
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                  S.VISWANATHAN
                  Oct 28, 2016 at 8:00 am
                  Thanks Parvesh Musharaf. He has to save his life. Best wishes
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