All this talk about Kargil and Ghaddar Musharraf doing it without my approval, hain ji! Why no one is asking me? Is it because I am on Umrah, beyond reach of journalists Thanks God? If so, it is correct reason. But let me to tell you, meray aziz humwatno, that Musharraf DID tell me that he was planning to go to Kashmir. Haw so? Like this only: please read fallowing:
Day Before Operation Began: Musharraf calls me. "I would like to come and see you with briefing". I said ok, thinking it must be very nice briefing case, Italian make probably Salamat Raho Ferragamo or maybe even Dolce & Ghalibana. Any the way, Musharraf came and did smart salute. In his behind, there were two other faujis, Generals Aziz and Mahmud. They had projector, slides and mobile screen for showing the fillum.
Musharraf: "Your elders were born in Kashmir, isn't it, Mian Saab?"
Me: "Yes, correct."
Musharraf: "Which parts?"
Me: "What you are meaning 'which parts', they're all parts were born in Kashmir. Whole bodies, hain ji?"
Musharraf: "Wouldn't you like to visit Kashmir soon with all your family?"
Me: "Yes, of course. That is what I am trying to do with Vajpayee Saab who is coming on Peace Bus from Delhi."
Musharraf: "Can we help you visit Kashmir?"
Me: "Yes, of course. But haw?"
Musharraf: "We don't want you to go to India like other Prime Minister's by airplane and as a meek state guest observing rules and regulations. We want you to go across on a big armoured vehicle without fear."
Me: "Bohat achha! Which armoured vehicle. What does it start with?"
Musharraf: "It starts with 'T'. It's big and impressive and rolls on an on."
Me: "Amazing. Fust vehicle I have heard of that starts with Tea. Most vehicles start with Petrol or Diesel."
Musharraf: "Don't you worry. It will be our honour to get you to Kashmir asap. And we will pack a picnic lunch for you to enjoy on banks of Dal Lake."
Me: "Thanks. What will you pack in lunch?"
Musharraf: "Pakoras, samosas, shami kabab, qeemay valay naan and dahi baray. In fact, we've brought some kababs for you to sample. Would you like one?"
Me: "Yes, why not?"
I had kababs meray aziz humwatno, presented on plate by Generals Aziz, Mahmud and Musharraf. As I ate one after the other, the generals were very happy. Then I felt very sleepy .... Zzzzzzzzzz. I woke up two days later and read headline that "Mujahiddin" had attacked India, crossed Line of Control and were in Kargil.