Pakistan’s former President and chief of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Pervez Musharraf, in an interview with Voice of America, has said that the US is aligning with India against Pakistan, adding that whenever it does not require Islamabad, it “ditches” Pakistan. He further went on to say that the US-Pakistan ties are at their lowest ebb.
When asked what makes him say that the US-Pakistan relations have turned sour, he replied that the US had supported India since the Cold War and was now siding with India against Pakistan on the Afghanistan issue.
Targeting the UN, the 74-year-old retired general said that there is an “inherent bias” towards treating India in the possession of nuclear arms, asserting that no one questions India, even though both the countries possess nuclear arms. Musharraf, who is facing high treason charges, has been living in Dubai since last year when he was allowed to leave Pakistan for medical treatment.
Speaking on the India-Pakistan relations, he said claimed that during his regime, he worked towards the reconciliation between the two countries. He recalled that he had had talks with both Prime Ministers Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh to settle the disputes between the two nations which also included the Siachen and Kashmir disputes.
He said that this, however, is not the case now, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to enforce supremacy in India and isn’t an advocate of peace talks.