Musharraf denies pressing Sharif to seek US help during Kargil war

May 15th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf Lahore, May 15 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has denied reports that he had asked the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif to seek US help during the Kargil war in 1999.

In an interview to a private television channel, Musharraf said he had never asked Sharif to talk to the then US President Bill Clinton to ’save the army’ during the Kargil war.

Commenting on the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, Musharraf gave the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) a clean chit, saying it has not played any role in the carnage.

Musharraf said that many Pakistanis believe that India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) was behind the attack.

He also rejected the notion that Pakistan could fall into the hands of the Taliban and other terrorist groups.

“Majority of Pakistanis are moderate and the extremists could neither overthrow the government nor win polls,”The Daily Times quoted Musharraf, as saying.

Defending his decision to sack Nawaz Sharif and Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, he said his decisions were not unconstitutional, and that the Supreme Court had also validated it.

“It is up to them if they want to take any unconstitutional step against me,” Musharraf added. (ANI)

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