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Pak being treated "unequally" in the war on terror: Musharraf

world Updated: Jan 24, 2009 08:33 IST

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has said that despite taking the "lead role" in fighting the war on terror, his country is being "treated unequally", hurting country's leadership and people.

"Pakistan is being treated so unequally while we are the ones who are in the lead role fighting the global war on terror," Musharraf said.

"This is what hurts Pakistan. It hurts the leadership. Indeed, it hurts the government. It hurts the people of Pakistan," he told CNN in an interview.

Musharraf is currently on tour to the US. He was very critical of the US missile strikes inside Pakistan, the latest of which was fired on Friday which killed seven people.

"Nobody in Pakistan is comfortable with the strikes across the border. There is no doubt in that. Public opinion is very much against it," he said.

Observing that public opinion in Pakistan is against such methodology being adopted by the US, Musharraf said, "We have to find a …. This satisfied the public opinion as well as our resolve to fight terrorism."

"But as far as this issue of the new President Obama having taken over and this continuing -- but I have always been saying that policies don't change with personalities; policies have national interest, and policies depend on an environment," he added.