On Wednesday, Pakistan’s former pro-West military dictator Gen. Pervez Musharraf in an interview to Rahul of India’s news Channel 22 said India’s prime minister Narendra Modi is enemy of Muslims and Pakistan, while urging Modi, an extremist Hindu and Israel’s top ally to change his anti-Pakistan attitude.
Musharraf accused India for carrying out proxy (sectarian and terrorist) wars in Balochistan, bordering Iran, Waziristan, bordering Afghanistan and the disputed Jammu & Kashmir Valley to destabilize its next door Muslim-majority (90%) neighbor since the partition of British India in 1947.
Musharraf claimed that since first prime minister of Pakistan, Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan to the current prime minister Nawaz Sharif, every Pakistani government has tried to resolve India-Pakistan disputes (Kashmir, water distribution, terrorism, etc.) by peaceful negotiations, but Indian leaders always tried to bully Pakistanis.
“Prime Minister Modi is your Prime Minister, not Pakistan’s Prime Minister. We don’t get any dictation from him. We know his credentials. We know his anti-Pakistan credentials. Now, it may be a red line for you that people of Pakistan, Prime Minister of Pakistan, or the Foreign Secretary must not meet the APHC. That is not our red line. We do not follow your red line. They must meet. I would say that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, when, he went to India, should have met the APHC leaders. Why is that a red line? There is dispute, internationally recognized, recognized by the UN, and we myself, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vajpayee were discussing Kashmir. I used to meet the APHC leaders every time. So why is there a change of heart? That itself shows and proves the anti-Pakistan credentials of Prime Minister Modi. Now, if that be so, so certainly it’s a confrontationist course. He is taking a confrontationist course with Pakistan. So, this red line that he has declared is confrontationist certainly. It is not peaceful. And when you say he had invited Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif invited him to Pakistan and he didn’t come. So why should Nawaz Sharif has been, show keen on running and going to India,” Musharraf told Rahul.
Gen. Musharraf also said that Pakistan will never neglect the defense of its eastern borders and warned that Pakistan wouldn’t hesitate to use nuclear bomb against India if need arose.
In October 2001, Gen. Pervez Musharraf betrayed Pakistani nation and its closest Afghan allies Taliban, by allowing American forces to use Pakistan’s airspace to destroy a brotherly Muslim nation for the Western interests.
On September 1, 2008, the Canadian Jewish News reported that resignation of Pakistan’s president Pervez Musharraf on August 18, 2008 – “brings end to the great friend of Jewish people, an ally of the West and a relatively moderate leader of a nuclear state with powerful Islamist elements. He also had some ties to Jewish groups.”
Musharraf, a former army chief fought against India in 1965 and 1971 wars and led Pakistan’s armed forces in the 1999 Kargil conflict. Currently, he is residing in Karachi where he is receiving treatment at PNS Shifa after undergoing a heart ailment in the midst of a number of cases against him. He is also facing a high treason trial for imposing an state of emergency in the country.