| GEO Pakistan|
| Nawaz claims to have taken Kargil war blame to save army image|
| Updated at: 1549 PST, Saturday, February 21, 2009|
LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (N) Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif has revealed that the Kargil operation was planned and executed by the army under the then COAS General Parvez Musharraf’s leadership without his knowledge.
Addressing PML (N) General Council meeting at Raiwind on Saturday, Nawaz Sharif said Musharraf launched the Kargil operation soon after the visit of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to Lahore.
Nawaz said he established contact with the then United States President Bill Clinton when Indian PM Vajpayee informed him of the Kargil operation. He said despite his busy schedule, Clinton met wit me (Nawaz). Nawaz said he claimed the blame of Kargil war to save army’s image.
PML (N) chief said he was fortunate to have loyal workers in the party. About lawyers’ movement, Nawaz said success of this movement would ensure prosperity and security of Pakistan. Nawaz hoped that his party would clinch two-thirds majority in next elections. He said the country was witnessing massive socio-economic turnaround during his tenure as prime minister, he said the toppling of his government was an unjustified act and should not have been undertaken.