Islamabad: The United States had threatened Pakistan to vacate the occupied territory otherwise the chances of Kargil War would be increased further. It has revealed by the former Pakistan ambassador Riaz Khokhar for America while speaking during the debate in the literary festival held in Islamabad.
Former Foreign Secretary Khokhar, Tariq Osman Haider and renowned journalist Naseem Zehra chatted openly at all aspects in the discussion and all three speakers confronted Kargil War as unnecessary. Riaz Khokhar said that during Kargil war, a senior U.S. State Department official called him and said,
[junkie-alert style=”white”]”This war will spread, so Pakistan to vacate the occupied territories.”[/junkie-alert]
Riaz Khokhar said “I think they were trying to give the impression to the world that Pakistan is irresponsible country of the world”. He added that the army was fully agreed to give full briefing about the war to the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. There was no movement of troops on the Indian side to suggest that the theatre of war would spread, Mr Khokhar said. In the end of discussion Khokhar was required to say that the board is still out on the topic.
In the discussion Naseem Zehra said the Kargil War as an institution was not an achievement for the Army to proud. Kargil was planned by only four generals and Pakistan soldiers need a better leadership then the generals. Journalist and analyst Nasim Zehra, who is working on a book on Kargil, also mentioned to the recent life story of General Shahid Aziz and added that Kargil was supported by an army circle.