Pervez Musharraf, former Pakistan’s president, has on Wednesday claimed that the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), led by chief Masood Azhar, was a terror organization but also indicated, during his tenure, Pakistan’s intelligence had benefited from the JeM terror outfit as they used the outfit to carry out attacks in India.
According to news reports, while making a disclosure in a telephonic conversation with Pakistan’s journalist Nadeem Malik of Hum News in his talks show, Musharraf welcomed the stern actions against the JeM terror outfit, saying the organization had tried to assassinate him twice in 2003’s December, according to a video shared on the Facebook and Twitter page of the journalist.
When Malik asked why had not he took any actions against the JeM outfit during his tenure from 1999 to 2008, Musharraf claimed those times were “different”.
He further claimed not many strong actions has been yet taken against the JeM terror organization, adding that he also had not insisted.
Pakistan based and backed JeM is a terror organization led by Masood Azhar, who claimed the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, which led to the deaths of 44 CRPF personnel on February 14. Pulwama attack turned India-Pakistan relations into icy since then both sides were at loggerheads.