Lashkar Slams Shujaat's Kashmir Statement
18 June 2001
The News International
Karachi: Lashkar-e-Taiba has condemned the statement of PML leader Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain regarding the Kashmir issue and urged the Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf that instead of such politicians he should take Mujahideen in confidence prior to taking any decision on the sensitive issue. In a statement, provincial chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba Abu Nauman Saifullah Mansoor said that it was beyond apprehension that as to why Shujaat was issuing such controversial statements on the Kashmir issue. It was noticed that those politicians, who had not played any role in resolving the longstanding issue, were giving such statements to misguide the masses. The target could never be achieved if the chief executive took such politicians into confidence before visiting India, he said adding that Musharraf should honour the aspirations of the Mujahideen and the families of martyrs of Kashmir Jihad before finalising any decision on the issue.