In a video that is going viral, former Pakistan President, Parvez Musharraf confessed terrorism was brought up and glorified in Pakistan. While the video is of an older date, it does not change the grave confessions about terrorism.
An old video of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf is gaining traction on social media platforms for all the wrong reasons. The former President is seen admitting to grave terrorist claims. Surely this left everyone in shock. He confessed that Kashmiris were “trained in Pakistan” to fight against the Indian Army.
These words from the viral video prove that previous Pakistani claims distancing themselves from terrorism were all false.
Claims that Counter-Claim
In the undated interview video, Pervez Musharraf admitted many terrorist claims. In fact, he also called jihadi terrorists as “heroes”.
These “heroes” included some most terrifying names like Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and Jalaluddin Haqqani.
This controversial interview clip surfaced on Twitter on Wednesday as a Pakistani politician, Farhatullah Babar shared it. Undoubtedly, it stirred up social media. Pervez Musharraf’s words in the video are loud and clear. He says, “Kashmiris who came to Pakistan received a hero reception here. We used to train them and support them. We considered them as Mujahideen who will fight with the Indian Army. Then, various terrorist organisations like Lashkar-e-Taiba rose in this period. They (jihadi terrorists) were our heroes.”
Additionally, Musharraf goes on to title Osama bin Laden as a hero. He confesses that the Taliban trained Mujahideen. He said:
Furthermore, Pervez Musharraf continued in the video. “In 1979, we had introduced religious militancy in Afghanistan to benefit Pakistan and to push the Soviets out of the country. We brought Mujahideen from all over the world, we trained them and supplied weapons to them. We trained the Taliban, sent them in. They were our heroes. Haqqani was our hero. Osama bin Laden was our hero. Ayman al-Zawahiri was our hero. Then the global environment changed. The world started viewing things differently. Our heroes were turned into villains.”
Now, this video will surely question the current Pakistan President Imran Khan’s claims against terrorism. Do you agree? Share your views with us.