General Pervez Musharraf, the former dictator of Pakistan has berated the expelled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for withdrawing from the Kargil in 1999. Musharraf believes that Pakistan, even at a ‘dominating position’ was put under pressure by India and blamed the situation on the later.
The 74-year-old retired general was the army chief during the Kargil war and has been living in Dubai since last year. Having a few cases up in the face, he was allowed to leave the country for medical emergency.
Continuing the blames and accountability of Sharif for Kargil, Musharraf, the Chief of the All Pakistan Muslim League left no stone unturned revealing the circumstances of the time.
Pakistan was in a dominating position in five different fronts in the war said Musharraf and also exclaimed that the then-prime minister was clearly informed about the situation at least twice while disapproving Sharif’s claim of being uninformed about the Pakistan Army’s withdrawal from Kargil.
The former army Chief, in his video statement said he was blamed for everything by Sharif, which was contrary of what actually happened. The former President said Sharif directed the army to withdraw from Kargil under pressure from the Indian government when he was in the U.S. The military ruler also revealed that then-senator Raja Zafarul Haq and interior minister of the time Chaudhry Shujaat had opposed this action but it was neglected by Sharif.
“He kept asking me whether we should withdraw.” “He (Sharif) blamed the whole thing on me,” said Musharraf in his video.
Reacting on Sharif’s statement on the Mumbai attack, Musharraf also demanded his trial for treason under Article 6 of the Constitution for the controversial remarks he passed on the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. In the message, Musharraf said it was highly disappointing of Sharif to hold the Pakistani establishment and the army responsible for the attack that killed 166 people.
Musharraf’s video message was released to counter Sharif’s allegations about the involvement of “non-state-actors” in the Mumbai attack and called the former prime minister a “traitor” for defaming Pakistan Army on the world stage.
Even the National Security Committee of Pakistan dismissed Sharif’s statement about the Mumbai terror attack Yesterday, calling it “fallacious, incorrect and misleading”.