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Pervez Musharraf: UK never told me not to torture

• Reuters
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said he believes Britain gave Pakistan "tacit approval" of its interrogation techniques on terror suspects.

In a program to be broadcast Monday, the British Broadcasting Corporation asked Musharraf if he remembers being told by the British government that Pakistani intelligence services should not use torture on British subjects.

Musharraf, who was president of Pakistan from 1999 to 2008, responded "Never, never once. I don't remember it at all."

He added: "Maybe they wanted us to continue to do whatever we were doing; it was a tacit approval of whatever we were doing."