“It Was Our Fault”: Nawaz Sharif admits Pak Violated 1999Lahore Agreement with India

May 29, 2024

New Delhi, May 29 (ANI) Former Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on May 28 confessed that Islamabad breached the 1999 Lahore Declaration with India. The latest admission from Nawaz Sharif comes while he was addressing an event that coincided with the 26th anniversary of Pakistan’s nuclear test. Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan 'violated' the peace agreement with India signed by him and Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1999. Sharif’s statement comes at a time when bilateral relations between India & Pakistan have hit new lows. Following Pakistan’s nuclear test in 1998, India and Pakistan signed the Lahore Declaration, which aimed to thaw bilateral relations. The agreement talked about a vision of peace and stability between the two countries. However, just a few months later, Pakistani intrusion in the Kargil district in J&K led to the Kargil conflict. The Kargil war started on May 03, 1999; after two months of conflict, the war finally ended on July 26. The 85-day conflict ended with Indian forces recapturing most of the territory occupied by Pakistani troops and militants. This year India will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas aiming to honor the sacrifices of Bravehearts.