Monday, March 2, 2015

Musharraf: Pakistan Cultivated the Taliban

Former Pakistan president Musharraf admitted that Pakistan "cultivated" the Taliban amid fears that former president Karzai was under the influence of the Indian government. He saw the ISI support of the Taliban as a counter to the heavily Tajik-dominated Afghan government. With the recent election of President Ashraf Ghani he hopes that ties between Afghanistan and Pakistan can improve and that India's influence in Afghanistan will diminish. Read more in "Musharraf: Pakistan and India's backing for 'proxies' in Afghanistan must stop", The Guardian, February 13, 2015.

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