Video Leaked: Pervez Musharraf Seeking Covert US Support To Regain Power

| December 29 , 2018 , 17:51 IST

A video was leaked of Pervez Musharraf, the former Pakistani military ruler, on Saturday. In the video, he was purportedly seen seeking covert US support to regain power.  

He was also telling American lawmakers that he was "ashamed" of the ISI being negligent about the al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden’s whereabouts.

The undated video clips were posted by dissident unorthodox Pakistani columnist Gul Bukhari.

The clip also showed the self-exiled former president as saying that he thinks that the negligence of the ISI was “pardonable” as the CIA was also involved in the same level of negligence on 9/11.

In the first video clip, he is seen walking in the corridors of the US House of Representatives. The video clips seemed to be from 2012 after he was ousted from power.

In the third segment of the clip, Musharraf is seen in conversation with a lobbyist and Chairman of the powerful American Jewish Congress Jack Rosen during an informal get-together.

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One of those present in that meeting was Congressman Gary Ackerman.

“All I am saying is, I have certain credentials from the past. I need to come (to power) again and I need to be supported. Not overtly, but in a covert manner. So that we win again,” Musharraf said in the video. 

Referring to the 18 people being trained in the US, Musharraf alleged that CIA is such a big organisation was sleeping. “ISI was also sleeping. Let’s leave it at that,” he said.