Nawaz, ISI were kept in dark about Kargil operation

June 3rd, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Nawaz Sharif

Lahore , June 3 (ANI): Former Rawalpindi Corps Commander Lt Gen (Retd) Jamshed Gulzar Kyani has said that former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif and the countrys intelligence agency ISI were kept in the dark about the Kargil operation in 1999.

Holding President Pervez Musharraf, who was then the Army Chief, responsible for the conflict, he said that although Nawaz was briefed on the Kargil issue, it was fairly late and the conflict had started by then.

It was not a comprehensive briefing that the chief executive should have been given, the Daily Times quoted Gulzar as saying.

Squarely blaming Musharraf and his team, including Lt Gen Mehmood, Lt Gen Muhammad Aziz and Maj Gen Javed Hassan, for the Kargil debacle, Gulzar said that besides Sharif, the majority of corps commanders were also kept in the dark about Kargil and that only Musharraf was given a proper briefing.

It was the Kargil issue that caused differences between Sharif and Musharraf, he added.

He also said that Nawaz went for the US support when he realised that the Pakistan Army was facing defeat in Kargil. (ANI)

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