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Musharraf calls Bugti a terrorist, says Pak not involved in Uri attack

world Updated: Sep 21, 2016 00:23 IST
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Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf at a news conference in Dubai in March 2013.(Reuters file )

Accusing India of “double standards” on terrorism, former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said that Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti “is a terrorist” and India should not give him asylum.

General (retd) Musharraf’s remarks came amid reports that Bugti has formally sought political asylum in India, and New Delhi is willing to grant it.

Read | Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti approaches India for asylum in Geneva

“He (Bugti) is a terrorist. India should not give him asylum,” Musharraf told CNN-News18 channel from London.

The former Pakistani military commander accused India of adopting double standards on terrorism.

“You (India) cannot say your terrorist is a terrorist but our terrorist is not a terrorist,” he said.

Musharraf also denied Pakistan Army’s role in the Uri army camp attack on Sunday, and warned of consequences in case of any militray strike against Pakistan.

“The persons talking about military retaliation, including your DGMO (Director General of Military Operations) and your Defence Minister (Manohar Parrikar) should understand the consequences,” the former Pakistan Army chief, who assumed power in a coup against the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, said.

“If you strike at the time and place of your choosing, we will strike back at the time and place of our choosing as well. It does not stop at your action; what will follow should also be considered,” he added.

Quizzed about the equipment used by Pakistan military as well as weapons found on Uri attackers, Musharraf said these could be procured anywhere in the world and do not qualify as evidence of Pakistan’s involvement.

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