Ashfaq Parvez Kayani

  • I'm playing Kayani in a biopic about Malala Yousafzai: Om Puri 02-04-2014 05:09 PM

    Islamabad: Bollywood actor Om Puri is set to play the role of former Pakistani Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani in a biopic on teenage rights activist Mala Yousafzai. "I am playing Kayani in a biopic about Malala Yousafzai. I was impressed with his reaction to the incident," Puri, who...
  • Pakistan to name new Army Chief on Nov 28, Kayani to retire on Nov 29 08-11-2013 05:29 PM

    Pakistan's Information Minister Parvez Rasheed on Friday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will decide on the appointment of the country's new army chief on November 28, according to local news channel. Earlier, Pakistan's Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani announced he would retire November 29, 2013. "My tenure ends Nov...
  • Indian military leadership's comments 'unfortunate, unfounded, provocative': Pak Army Chief 12-10-2013 12:16 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Friday criticised the Indian military leadership, saying their remarks about the Pakistani military and ISI's support to terrorism were "unfortunate, unfounded and provocative". Pakistan was concerned about "continued violations of the Line of Control (LoC)", Kayani was quoted as saying in...
  • Who is Pakistan's next Army chief after General Kayani? 13-09-2013 12:18 PM

    With Pakistan's powerful Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's term coming to an end in November, names of top Generals who are likely to succeed him are being discussed in the political circles and in the corridors of power in Islamabad. The appointment of the next army chief has gained...
  • Sri Lankan army seeks officers' training in Pakistan 29-06-2013 01:16 AM

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan army has sought more training opportunities for its officers in Pakistan, in addition to the ongoing training programmes. The matter was discussed as visiting Pakistan army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani met his Sri Lankan counterpart General Jagath Jayasuriya at the army headquarters, said Sri Lankan army'...
  • Kayani says Pak austerity measures must be 'balanced' 01-06-2013 02:26 AM

    Islamabad: Days before the new PML-N government assumes office, army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Friday said Pakistan, facing an economic crisis, would have to strike the "right balance" between development and defence in order to make sustainable progress. "For meaningful and sustainable progress, a nation has to strike...
  • Take gradual initiatives: Kayani to Sharif on ties with India 19-05-2013 12:38 PM

    Islamabad: In the backdrop of Nawaz Sharif's positive remarks on ties with India, powerful Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has suggested Pakistan's Prime Minister - designate to take gradual initiatives with utmost caution for improving relations with New Delhi, a media report said on Sunday. Kayani made the suggestion...
  • Pakistan Army chief Kayani meets Nawaz Sharif 18-05-2013 08:09 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Saturday met Prime Minister-designate Nawaz Sharif for over three hours, exchanging views on regional situation and the war on terror. The meeting, sought by Kayani, was the first between the two since Sharif's PML-N emerged victorious in the May 11 general...
  • Pakistan Army to deploy 70,000 troops for polls security 03-05-2013 02:25 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army will deploy 70,000 troops and 50 helicopters for aerial surveillance across the country to ensure security and maintain law and order during the landmark May 11 polls, marking the first democratic transition in the nation's history. Details about the deployment of troops and the army's role in...
  • Pak elections would be held as scheduled: Kayani 01-05-2013 05:37 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan will go to polls as scheduled as it is a golden opportunity to usher in an era of true democratic values in the country, army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said amid mounting attacks by the Taliban to derail the historic General Elections. Addressing an event to...
  • Pakistan: Lawyer beaten up for taking on army chief 17-11-2012 10:40 AM

    Islamabad: A Pakistani lawyer has accused the military of sending thugs to beat him up after he challenged the army chief in court. Inam Ur Raheem, a retired military lawyer, says three vehicles surrounded his taxi on Wednesday night in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. Several unidentified men jumped out...
  • No institution could define national interests: Kayani 06-11-2012 02:32 AM

    Islamabad: In an apparent riposte to orders issued by the Supreme Court against two retired generals for rigging the 1990 polls, Pakistan's powerful Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Monday said no single institution could define national interests or exceed its role under the Constitution. Noting that Pakistan was...
  • Notice to Zardari in Memogate scandal 04-01-2012 07:52 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistani judicial commission investigating the Memogate scandal on Wednesday issued a notice to President Asif Ali Zardari to present his views on the issue at the next hearing on January 9. Zardari is not required to appear in person before the panel and could submit his views through...
  • Pak army chief Kayani leaves for China 04-01-2012 04:49 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Wednesday embarked on a five-day official visit to China at the invitation of the Chinese leadership. The visit comes amidst continuing tensions in Pakistan's relations with the US. The powerful army chief will call on the political and military leadership of...
  • Memogate: Pak govt to sack Army, ISI chiefs? 26-12-2011 12:40 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan government is seriously contemplating the removal of powerful Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and ISI head Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha against the backdrop of a standoff on a memo alleging an Army plot to seize power, according to a media report on Monday. The government's "extreme...
  • Kayani absent at dinner hosted by Zardari 25-12-2011 04:27 PM

    Islamabad: Amidst strains between the civilian government and the military, Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was conspicuous by his absence at an official dinner hosted by President Asif Ali Zardari. The powerful army chief stayed away from the dinner hosted by Zardari on Saturday in honour of China's...
  • Pakistan: Kayani skips dinner hosted by Zardari 24-12-2011 11:40 PM

    Islamabad: Amidst strains between the civilian government and the military, Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was conspicuous by his absence at an official dinner hosted on Saturday by President Asif Ali Zardari. The powerful army chief stayed away from the dinner hosted by Zardari in honour of China's...
  • Pakistan army chief rules out military takeover 23-12-2011 05:03 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Friday dismissed speculation of a military takeover as "misleading", saying they were being used as a "bogey" to divert the focus from "real issues". The statement came a day after Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani warned that conspiracies were...
  • Memogate note exists: Pak Army Chief Kayani 16-12-2011 12:53 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has for the first time acknowledged the existence of the memogate document describing it as conspiracy against his force as well as national security, and demanded a thorough probe. The powerful General made these comments in a reply filed with the Supreme...
  • Pakistan vows stiff retaliation if attacked again 03-12-2011 02:49 AM

    Islamabad/Washington: Pakistani Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has warned that any future aggression will see the country responding "with full force, regardless of the cost and consequences" as it emerged on Friday that Pakistani officials, who were unaware of their soldiers being in the area, gave the green signal...
  • Pak troops can respond to NATO attacks: Kayani 02-12-2011 10:37 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Friday gave his troops "full liberty" to respond to any further cross-border attacks by NATO forces in Afghanistan in the wake of an air strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, official sources said on Friday. The powerful army chief told commanders...
  • Summon Zardari, Kayani, Pasha: Sharif to Pak SC 01-12-2011 01:59 PM

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to summon President Asif Ali Zardari, army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and ISI head Ahmed Shuja Pasha to get to the bottom of the controversy over a 'treacherous' secret memo sent to the US military. Sharif made...
  • Pak: Zardari meets Kayani second time in two days 17-11-2011 04:51 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has met powerful army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani for the second time in as many days, amid reports of tensions between the military and civilian government over secret communications with the Obama administration. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani too was present at the...
  • Terror will have no place in Pak if I'm PM: Imran Khan 13-11-2011 08:08 AM

    Islamabad: Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan said that terror groups will have no place in Pakistan if his party comes to power. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, he said that it is time to stop treating terror groups created during the Afghan jehad days as an asset. "As a policy if Tehreek-e-Insaf...
  • Zardari exposed true face of Pak politics: Imran 12-11-2011 02:48 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani opposition leader and Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan said he will rein in the Pakistani Army and the ISI if he becomes Prime Minister. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Imran said that if and when he becomes Prime Minister then everything that happens in the country will...
  • Army, ISI will be under me if I'm the PM: Imran Khan 12-11-2011 07:27 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistani opposition leader and Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan said he will rein in the Pakistani Army and the ISI if he becomes Prime Minister. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Imran said that if and when he becomes Prime Minister then everything that happens in the country will be his responsibility...
  • Pak ready to facilitate peace talks with Taliban 23-10-2011 06:39 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan has informed the US that it is ready to facilitate its peace talks with Taliban, but it must not be blamed in case of failure as it does not spoon-feed the militant group, a media report said on Sunday. "Pakistan must not be blamed in case of failure...
  • Zardari feared army coup after Osama killing 12-10-2011 01:31 PM

    Islamabad: A week after the covert US raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden, President Asif Ali Zardari sought to reach out to the Obama administration to ask it to stop army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani from staging a coup, a Pakistan-American businessman has said. In an opinion...
  • Shahzad was killed on Pak Army's order: report 13-09-2011 01:23 PM

    New York: The order to kill Pakistani investigative journalist Saleem Shahzad came from a senior officer on Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's staff, The New Yorker magazine said in its latest issue. "In fact, according to the American official, reliable intelligence indicates that the order to kill Shahzad...