Former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf has admitted that his country used terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad to carry out bomb attacks in India during his tenure.
Pervez Musharraf’s made this candid admission during a telephonic interview to Pakistani journalist Nadeem Malik of Hum News on Wednesday.
Musharraf, however, welcomed the action against Jaish-e-Mohammed in the wake of global outrage over the Pulwama terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, carried out by the terror outfit.
He also said that the Masood Azhar-led terror organisation tried to assassinate him twice in 2003.
When asked why he couldn’t act against Jaish when he was president he said ‘the times were different then’.
Jaish-e-Mohammed is credited with several terror attacks in India, such as an attack on Jammu and Kashmir legislature house in Srinagar and Parliament House in Delhi.
The attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama in February last was a tipping point, prompting powerful nations to come together and ask Pakistan to dismantle terror networks operating on its soil. The US, the UK and France also moved a proposition in the US Security Council to designate Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.