In an interview to a private television channel, Musharraf claimed that he had shared all details with Sharif regarding the Kargil conflict.
Terming Sharif's statement as 'an absolute lie', Musharraf said he gave Sharif a detailed presentation on the Kargil situation just two days before the former left for the US.
He said that Sharif repeatedly enquired about whether the troops could be withdrawn from Kargil, to which he claimed to have replied that it had to be decided by the country's leadership.
'I said I have informed you about the military situation but the withdrawal of forces is a political decision, which has to be taken by the political leadership,' The Daily Times quoted Musharraf, as saying.
Musharraf said he and the then Indian Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee [ Images ] had even agreed to draft a joint declaration regarding the Kashmir issue, but blamed New Delhi [ Images ] for ditching Islamabad [ Images ] at the last moment.
'The Indian leadership changed their mind at the last minute and did not support the joint declaration, saying that the cabinet had not approved it,' said Musharraf.
Musharraf said he tried his best to resolve the issue which is pending for years, and in that context even held talks with all the stakeholders such as All-Parties Hurriyat Conference and various leaders of the Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
He, however, said the meetings did not yield substantial results, as the leaders 'failed to guide him in the right direction'.