Nawaz Sharif says will reveal inside stories from Kargil to Dharna including his disqualification, Musharraf holds NS responsible for Kargil debacle
ISLAMABAD: Amidst ongoing tussle between so called ‘aliens’ and ousted Prime minister Nawaz Sharif, the buried facts, evidences and fairy tells are being surfaced and a tit-for-tat attitude would not only deteriorate the situation but would also damage the image of Pakistan worldwide.
In a latest reaction, Nawaz Sharif has once again said that so many secrets are close to his chest and would disclose them one by one. “There were several characters behind 2014 sit-in and soon I will reveal their names.
Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri are among those characters, I will disclose names of other characters when the time comes,” he said while talking to media at the Accountability Court (AC) which has been hearing corruption references against him.
“PTI neither has a character nor any ideology, this is a party which use filthy language and indulges in mudslinging,” he remarked when a reporter told him that Imran Khan’s party has rejected his suggestion to form a national commission. “PTI is a party which always fixes its eyes on umpire’s finger, Tehreek-e-Insaf is a party which is only interested in staging dharnas, it has no trust in the slogan of “vote ko Izzat do” (honour the vote), he further added.
On a query regarding Imran Khan’s slogan of tabdeeli (change), the former premier said PTI has no stance regarding respecting the vote. People of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have seen the so-called change that Imran wanted to bring. Reacting to Nawaz Sharif’s statement, Naeemul Haq, PTI spokesman, said Sharif’s himself has dubious character and has no right to discuss others.
He said 200 million people of Pakistan were behind the 2014 sit in. “It was evident from people’s participation that the sit-in was popular, and reflected people’s sentiments.
Pakistan’s former dictator General Pervez Musharraf has attacked former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for withdrawing from Kargil in 1999 under pressure from India when the Pakistan army was in a “dominating position.”
Musharraf, who was the army chief during the Kargil war, also demanded that Sharif should be tried for treason for his remarks on the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. The 74-year-old retired general, facing a slew of casesin Pakistan, has been living in Dubai since last year when he was allowed to leave the country for medical treatment.
While reacting to Sharif’s statement on the Mumbai attack, Musharraf, the chief of the All Pakistan Muslim League, also talked about the Kargil war, blaming withdrawal of the Pakistan army on Sharif.
Elaborating on the war and its happenings, he said that Pakistan was in a dominating position in five different fronts in the war, and that the then-prime minister was briefed on the situation at least two times. He rejected Sharif’s claims that he was not taken into confidence about the withdrawal of the Pakistan army from Kargil. “He kept asking me whether we should withdraw,” said Musharraf in his video statement.
The former president and military ruler also said that then senator Raja Zafarul Haq and interior minister of the time Chaudhry Shujaat had opposed the withdrawal of the army. But, he said Sharif issued the order to withdraw the army from Kargil when he visited the US. Musharraf claimed Sharif was “put under pressure” by the Indian government.
“He (Sharif) blamed the whole thing onme,” the former army chief said. On Sharif’s statement on the Mumbai terror attack, Musharraf said that holding the Pakistani establishment and the army responsible was extremely disappointing. In the message, Musharraf derided Sharif for his comments about Pakistan’s involvement in the 2008 attacks which took the lives of 166 people, saying that Sharif should be tried for treason under Article 6 of the Constitution for his comments. He also called the former prime minister a “traitor” for defaming Pakistan army and the establishment on the world stage.
The video message was released as a response to Sharif’s allegations about the involvement of “non-state actors” in the Mumbai attack. Yesterday, Pakistan’s National Security Committee had condemned Sharif’s statement as “fallacious” about the Mumbai terror attack and termed it as “incorrect and misleading.”
India to be benefited
Pakistan is alarmed after India threatened to take former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s controversial statement on the 2008Mumbai attacks to the International Court of Justice. Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that India was planning to ‘play’ with the statement in the ICJ- although there were little chances such a plea would be accepted.
One official said: “They (India) have indicated they might do that (move the ICJ on Sharif’s statement). We are alarmed but hopeful that this would not be taken seriously by the ICJ.” He added: “Even if the statement (of Sharif) is taken as a big news by India, it is not a compelling evidence. The statement just means an opinion.”