The architects of Kargil defeat have raised so
much dust that the actual facts have become almost obscure from the public eye.
With the opening of the Kargil front, bitter facts began to unfold through
national and international media and the knowledgeable sources of the country,
raising two serious questions:
1) HAD the generals sought the
permission of the chief executive?
2) Why Pakistan opened this front
after the signing of Lahore Declaration?
When Pakistan decided to pull out the NLI troops
and Mujahideen from Kargil after Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif s meeting
with President Bill Clinton on July 4, 1999, it raised another question: Who had
suggested the pullout?
Though bitter facts about Kargil operation
started becoming a public knowledge soon after its launching up to the toppling
of the PML-N government, the coup-makers continued brushing them under the
carpet because the buck for this huge defeat had stopped right at their door and
they were feeling the noose tightening its grip around their neck.