Nawaz Sharif Admits Pakistan Breached 1999 Lahore Agreement with India

Minister Nawaz Sharif

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New Delhi: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif confessed on May 28 that Islamabad violated the 1999 Lahore Declaration with India. This admission was made during an event marking the 26th anniversary of Pakistan’s nuclear test. Sharif acknowledged that Pakistan had breached the peace agreement signed by him and Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1999.

The Lahore Declaration, signed after Pakistan’s nuclear test in 1998, aimed to foster peace and stability between the two nations. However, just months later, Pakistani forces intruded into the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir, leading to the Kargil conflict.

The Kargil war began on May 3, 1999, and lasted for 85 days, concluding on July 26. Indian forces successfully recaptured most of the territory occupied by Pakistani troops and militants.

Sharif’s statement comes at a time when bilateral relations between India and Pakistan are at a low point. This year, India will commemorate the 25th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, honoring the sacrifices of its brave soldiers.

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