Pak foolish to initiate Kargil war with India: Ex-US envoy

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Lahore, Oct. 3 (ANI): Former US envoy to Islamabad, William B Milam, has said the Pakistan Government made "a foolish move" by initiating the Kargil war with India as it resulted in disruption of peace dialogue with New Delhi.

The Daily Times quoted Milam as saying that Nawaz Sharif "failed" to effectively fight terrorism during his second tenure as prime minister, while Pervez Musharraf's government was "reluctant and unwilling" to root out terrorism.

Although Musharraf came to power through unconstitutional means, he was sincere in his efforts to resolve Pakistan's issues, Milam said.

He also said that former US president Bill Clinton had pressured Musharraf to provide a roadmap for returning to a democratic set-up and to sign the CTBT.

Replying to a question, Milam said that Pakistan was not a failed state, but was facing "national identity problems". (ANI)

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