Pakistan’s ISI trains LeT, JeM terrorists: Parvez Musharraf

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 12, 2016 01:39 IST
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf talks to a journalist at his office in Dubai. (AP File Photo)

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf told an Indian news channel that his country’s spy agency, Inter Services Intelligence, trains Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists.

“ISI trains Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists,” Musharraf told Aaj Tak channel.

According to the channel, although Musharraf referred to the 26/11 Mumbai attacks’ mastermind and Lashkar patron Hafiz Saeed as a Pakistan hero, he termed JeM chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist.

When Musharraf was President of the country, JeM operatives were found to be involved in bids on his life.

During the interview, Musharraf also blamed India for derailing the peace process.

On David Coleman Headley, one of the prime accused in the 26/11 attacks, Musharraf said, “I don’t believe anything that Headley had said... Pakistan intelligence should interrogate Headley.”

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