Pakistan’s president has admitted his country created terrorist groups to help achieve its foreign policy goals.
“Let us be truthful to ourselves and make a candid admission of the realities,” he said. “The terrorists of today were the heroes of yesteryears until 9/11 occurred and they began to haunt us as well.”
These groups were not thrown up because of government weakness, but as a matter of policy. He said they were deliberately “created and nurtured” as a policy to achieve some short-term tactical objectives.
His comments amount to an admission that Pakistan trained Islamic terrorists to launch attacks on India as part of its long war over its claim on Kashmir.