Khan, who had long been critical of Pakistan’s participation in the about two-decades long war, claimed that he was close to the decision-makers in 2001 when the then military ruler, Gen Pervez Musharraf, decided to become part of the ‘war on terror’.
“And so, I am well aware of what considerations there were behind the decision. Unfortunately, the people of Pakistan were not a consideration,” Khan said while addressing the officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here.
“The considerations, instead, were the same as in the 1980s, when we participated in the Afghan jihad,” he said, referring to the Soviet-Afghan war, which was then dubbed as “holy war”.
“We ourselves are responsible… as we let…