'Non-state actor' Masood Azhar behind Pathankot terror attack: Musharraf

Musharraf alleged that PM Narendra Modi is not sincere in engaging talks with Islamabad

Updated: Jan 19, 2016, 10:16 AM IST
'Non-state actor' Masood Azhar behind Pathankot terror attack: Musharraf

New Delhi: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has rubbished suggestions that the Pathankot attack was the handiwork of ISI and Pak Army.

In an interview to CNN-IBN, Musharraf said the Pakistani military establishment was 100 per cent for peace between the two neighbours.

The military ruler-turned president went on to claim that he was reasonably sure that non-state actor Masood Azhar was behind the Pathankot terror attack.

"Masood Azhar should not be roaming free (in Pakistan) after trying to assassinate me," he told the news channel.

Musharraf also alleged that PM Narendra Modi is not sincere in engaging talks with Islamabad, adding that there was no substance in Indian PM's meeting with Nawaz Sharif as it was just 'optics'.

The deadly terror attack on Pathankot air base on January 2 had left six security personnel dead. All six terrorists were also neutralised.