Transcript: Chris Cuomo Interviews Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf

PERVEZ MUSHARRAF: No, I don't-- I said that. (UNINTEL) we are talking (UNINTEL) I have explained many times this money-- where-- what is this money meant for? And the money was-- half of it was reimbursement of Pakistan services-- services provided by Pakistan. So why do you keep calling your own your money? It is our money.

We provided you services. You are reimbursing our services. So half of it has gone. The other half now, the money is for military aid and socioeconomic aid. Now the military aid comes for weapons, for replenishment of weapons because of wear and tear, for the ammunition that is being consumed by the Air Force, by the army, and is consumed there.

Now I don't have the details. But now if we buy weapons and ammunition, this is given to the troops, to the regiments. And the lowest un-- element is the unit or the regiment, which actually holds equipment and holds the ammunition. When they-- this is given to a regiment, this regiment in Pakistan army, not organization is not static. It moves. It moves every three to four years. And from tribal agencies, they are operating in the tribal agencies or Swat. Every year, the unit changes. It will go elsewhere. And in going elsewhere, it can be anywhere on the border. In Kashmir, in south (UNINTEL) the desert, in the central Punjab against India on the eastern border or in Baluchistan. It can go anywhere.

It carries that weapon and ammunition with them. They don't leave them in the mountains. They will carry it, because who else will take it over? Every regiment has its own equipment. So the new regiment comes. It brings its own equipment with it. Now whether it is given by the Chinese or Americans or Russians we don't-- we don't know where it is. It-- the regiment-- it is the regiment's equipment and the regiment's ammunition.

Wherever it goes, it carries it around with it. So I don't understand what is the-- I mean, is the other Americans expecting that when the regiment goes from the mountains to-- from there, would leave the equipment in the mountains and go somewhere else, in India and looks for Indian. What equipment can be used for India, and it takes all that equipment and goes there?

What I just don't understand is kind of-- logic that goes on. And on the-- when you are talking all the social chapter (?), education and health, yes, it's very good. Thank you very much for giving that. But we would need maybe about 10 times more than what you have given. And that 10 times more is coming from Pakistan's own exchequer. I told you, what you have given something for education.

How much have you given? And I have told you that in-- for higher education in 2000-- in '99, there was an allocation of only 600 million rupees. And the allocation now by us was 28 billion rupees. Had this come from United States? No, sir, it's our own money. So you have added a trickle into that major chunk that we have increased for education. So I don't know.

You-- please don't think that it is only that two and a half billion rupees for-- dollars for-- for the socioeconomic sector for Pakistan. That is only money that Pakistan has. We have about 20 times more that money, which is allocated for that sector.

CHRIS CUOMO: Understood. When you look at Pakistan now, the new leadership, what direction the country is moving in, are you concerned about the safety of Pakistan?

PERVEZ MUSHARRAF: Yes, indeed. I am. Very much so.

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