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Mullah Omar is beyond Pakistani control: Musharraf

Press Trust of India
Sep 30, 2011 at 01:12pm IST

London: Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar is beyond Pakistani control, former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has claimed, describing him as "absolutely obstinate" and semi-literate.

Claiming that Pakistan should tell US that it has compulsions of "national interest" in not cracking down on the Haqqani network, Musharraf told Telegraph that Omar was semi-literate and not aware of issues of the world.

Apparently indicating that Haqqani terror outfit was Pakistan's safe bet in Afghanistan, the former Pakistan president claimed that Haqqanis were source of terrible lack of trust and confidence.

Mullah Omar is beyond Pak control: Musharraf

Pak has compulsions of "national interest" in not cracking down on the Haqqani network, he said.

Asked if Pakistan needed the support of the powerful insurgent family led by Jalaluddin Haqqani, he said, "If I was

in government I would certainly be thinking how best to defend Pakistan's interest.

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