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Stop funding militants: Mush
Tribune News Service

Islamabad, October 7
President Pervez Musharraf has told India not to fund anti-Pakistan elements otherwise both countries could return to old confrontation.

In an interview to Business Plus television recorded on the eve of presidential election, Musharraf said there might be a possibility of India funding the insurgency in Balochistan. He said the military operation in the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas was underway to eradicate militants from the area.

He said Pakistan needed to review its attitude towards Israel and should try to improve its relations with it. Ruling out the possibility of martial law in the country, he said there was complete harmony between him and newly appointed vice-chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani.

He said the current political atmosphere didn’t suit martial law. He said the purpose of forming the national security council was to avoid any confrontation between the army chief and the Prime Minister.

He said Ayesha Siddiqa had given wrong facts in her book “Military Inc”. “She wrote the book in India and has an anti-Pakistan agenda,” he added.

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