All Pakistan Muslim League chief and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has said that the Bonn conference will fail to produce any ‘magical’ solutions to the Afghanistan imbroglio.
According to a press release issued by the party from Dubai, Musharraf said in a television interview that the whole world was at a loss as to who was leading the Taliban and who held sway over them.
“Who is the real commander of the Taliban? This is an important question. Is it Mullah Omar or Gulbuddin Hekmatyar or Sirajuddin Haqqani? Who should be talked to? Then there are several other groups in Pakistan. So it is not an easy process,” he said.
About the November 26 Nato air raid on Pakistani outposts in Mohmand Agency, Musharraf said, “Pakistan should take action but avoid military confrontation while getting guarantees from the United States and Nato forces.”
The former military chief claimed that Pakistan had the right to possess nuclear technology as the country had serious security issues and a neighbouring country that had not accepted its freedom and sovereignty completely.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 4th, 2011.
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