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Taliban recognition was a mistake: Musharraf

Taliban recognition was a mistake: Musharraf

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Dec 05, 2014 - 00:06

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon’s former military dictator Pervez Musharraf on Thursday said recognition of the oppressive Talibaninfo-icon regime in Afghanistaninfo-icon was a mistake on the part of Islamabad.

He also took a swipe at the West and the United States for the birth of Al Qaeda and leaving Pakistan high and dry in the wake of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, according to DawnNews.

“Some say Taliban are our children and we created them… but it’s not true,” he told a Youth Parliament Convention in the port city of Karachi. He recalled mujahideeninfo-icon were introduced to fight against the Soviet Union.

But after the Soviet pullout from Afghanistan in 1989, Musharraf deplored, the mujahideen were not treated properly. He once again called the Afghan Taliban ethnic Pakhtuns.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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