Sun, 02 Oct 2011 12:57:09 GMT

US making Pak a scapegoat: Musharraf

Islamabad: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has accused the United States of using Pakistan as a scapegoat for its failure in Afghanistan.


US using Pak as scapegoat: Musharraf

In an exclusive video link interview with Express 24/7, Musharraf also said that Pakistani forces should use whatever influence they have and tell the Haqqanis not to cross the border.

He also said that the US was responsible for controlling Haqqani activities on the Afghan side of the border.

Former US Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee chairman Admiral Mike Mullen had caused a diplomatic storm by saying at a recent Senate hearing that the Haqqani network of terrorists was "a veritable arm" of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and that the Pakistani intelligence agency had directed the militant group's recent attacks at US installations in Kabul.

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