NEW YORK - Former president Pervez Musharraf is out of touch with Pakistan, The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday, citing sources in Pakistan. Noting that Musharraf was critical of President Barrack Obamas decision not to include Pakistan on his current Asian trip, the newspaper said his view was not shared by officials at home. Pakistan officials, including Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, say they are satisfied with Washingtons explanation that Mr Obama doesnt want to bracket India and Pakistan together and will visit Islamabad on a separate visit in 2011. Even Pakistans broadly anti-US media has made little of the India trip, the Journal said. Some in Pakistan argue that Mr Musharraf, who faces possible judicial charges at home for treason and is living in self-imposed exile in London, is out of touch. He recently launched a new political party and wants to one day govern Pakistan again, but its unclear how large his constituency is at home, the paper said. Given his problems, Mr Musharraf is currently on a global lecture tour - much like former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who also lives in self-imposed exile in London and Dubai - in a bid to build up some momentum for his return to Pakistan. Mr Musharraf has some support in the West as a leader who cracked down on al-Qaeda leaders in Pakistan. But at home, people point out that he allowed many India-focused militant groups to remain active and he ruled Pakistan with an authoritarian hand, including changing the constitution to reinforce the presidents powers, before being forced to resign in 2008, it added. AFP adds: Former leader Pervez Musharraf called Wednesday for a more gradual approach against militants such as Lashkar-e-Taiba, saying they enjoyed sympathy for fighting India. You cant rock the boat so much that the boat capsizes, Musharraf said at the Atlantic Council think-tank in Washington. While these things have to be done, allow piecemeal, gradual action through a well thought-out strategy which does not disturb the entire law and order situation in Pakistan, Musharraf said. Musharraf acknowledged that Lashkar-e-Taiba and like-minded groups such as Jaish-e-Mohammad were involved in terrorism in Pakistan but said they have been very popular for fighting Indian rule in Kashmir. Since they were going to Kashmir and fighting the Indian army, it went along with the psyche of the people of Pakistan - with everyone, Musharraf said. Musharraf said the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a wing of Lashkar-e-Taiba, did an excellent job in relief operations following major floods this year and the best work in the wake of the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.