ARD to constitute panel to inquire Kargil debacle
Pak opposition would constitute a Commission of Inquiry into the Kargil misadventure of the army if the Govt failed to do so.india Updated: Jul 16, 2006 16:12 IST
A conglomerate of opposition moderate political parties in Pakistan has said it would constitute a Commission of Inquiry into the Kargil misadventure of the army if the government failed to do so.
Refusal of the present set of rulers to constitute a commission on Kargil amounted to confession of crime, President of the Alliance of Restoration of Democracy, a close political associate of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Javed Hashmi said.
Hashmi, who was imprisoned in 2004 for releasing an anonymous letter purportedly written by army officials questioning senior Pakistani leaders, said during his appearance before the National Accountability Court here yesterday that the ARD would constitute a Kargil Commission in case it was not constituted by the rulers.
The recommendations of the Hamoodur Rehman Commission, constituted to inquire into the debacle suffered by Pakistan army during the Bangladesh war, were not implemented in the past but the recommendations of a Kargil commission would be implemented, he was quoted by the 'Dawn' newspaper as saying.
Hashmi, the Acting President of the Pakistan Muslim League-N headed by Sharif, said the number of Pakistan Army soldiers martyred during the Kargil misadventure was much higher than the Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971.
"The Chief Election Commissioner had also given his verdict against the political activities of the President in uniform," he said.
Both Sharif and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto had said their parties would sponsor an impeachment motion against Musharraf and a no confidence motion against Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz if they failed to quit by the end of this month.