“I know eventually better sense will prevail in the BJP government as well. We have dealt with both Congress and BJP governments and the only way forward is to have constant dialogues to resolve outstanding issues,” said Musharraf.
“I am not surprised to hear him say that in the past that (Pakistani supporting and aiding LeT) was the case,” said Senator Kaine.
The former army chief was responding to a question about action against LeT’s Hafiz Saeed and Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.He said Saeed and Lakhvi type people enjoyed the status of heroes at that time.
Musharraf, 71, took over in a coup in 1999 after the Kargil War, of which he is considered as the chief architect, months after the then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee visited Lahore for talks.
Pervez Musharraf also faces treason charges for emergency rule in 2007. He has been barred by the Supreme Court from leaving the country.
Pakistan, which owns about 120 nuclear warheads, has the fastest growing nuclear weapons programme in the world.
Recalling the Kargil conflict, Musharraf on Sunday was quoted by PTI as saying that the Pakistani Army “caught India by throat” and that India will never forget the war.
The court issued a bailable arrest warrant and ordered Musharraf to appear in person during the next hearing on April 2.
‘We had to protect our own interest,’ the Pakistan’s former military ruler said.
The court in provincial capital Quetta charge-sheeted the 71-year-old leader and adjourned the hearing till February 4.
Legal experts believe that a fresh process is required for a joint trial, which means Musharraf would also be charge sheeted again.
All four executed were involved in an attack on former Pakistan military ruler General Pervez Musharraf.
He said if India would take one step towards friendship Pakistan would respond by taking two steps forward.
Jethmalani said Army’s presence in the state has to be “terminated as soon as the terror stops”.
Musharraf ruled from 1999 to 2008 when he lost power and went into self-imposed exile.