Changing political scenario forces Musharraf to admit facts: Faizi
KABUL (Pajhwok): Aimal Faizi, former presidential spokesman, said that changing political Talibanization and intelligence game in Afghanistan forced former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf to admit that his country had supported militants when he was in power.
Faizi wrote in detail as to how Musharraf helped promoted militants and what were sources of contentions between the governments of former president Hamid Karzai and Musharraf. In addition, Faizi wrote regarding presence of the most wanted person and former Al-Qaeda’s chief Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.
Faizi wrote extensively in his column titled: “Pervez Musharraf, Taliban and the Political Game.”
In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, Musharraf admitted when he was in power, Pakistan sought to undermine the government of former Afghan president Hamid Karzai because the latter had “helped India stab Pakistan in the back”. But now the time had come to “totally cooperate” with the new Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. Musharraf said Ghani was "the last hope for peace in the region”.
“In President Karzai’s times, yes, indeed, he was damaging Pakistan and therefore we were working against his interest. Obviously we had to protect our own interest,” Musharraf said.
How Musharraf promoted Taliban?
After 2001, when Islamabad found itself under immense international pressure, Musharraf and other Pakistani military officers, who devise and have final say in formulating foreign policy, found it impossible to completely parted ways with Taliban in Afghanistan.
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