Ashfaq Pervez Kayani

  • Pakistan Army Chief visits LoC to assess the situation September 3, 2013

    Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, on Tuesday, visited the LoC to assess the security situation in the wake of violations of a ceasefire in the region over the past few weeks. Kayani visited Kotli sector of the Line of Control, an area that has witnessed heavy exchanges of fire...
  • Kayani meets Malala, doctors say her condition stabilising October 12, 2012

    A 14-year-old girl who risked her life so she and her peers could attend school in Pakistan's Swat Valley is recovering from a gunshot wound has been moved to a military hospital in Rawalpindi. Doctors say Malala Yousufzai's condition is now stable. While doctors have removed the bullet from her head...
  • Pak talking again to US-led coalition: NATO December 14, 2011

    Kabul: Voicing cautious optimism, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan said that he's seeing signs of a possible lifting of Pakistan's communications blackout imposed on the US-led coalition after NATO airstrikes killed two dozen Pakistani forces last month. Marine Gen John Allen revealed for the first time that he spoke on...
  • Kayani a stability factor for Pakistan: US November 29, 2011

    Washington: Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has received an unusual support from a leading Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, who described him as 'a man of principal' and the stability factor. "The only thing that saves... that helps us is that General Kayani, who is in charge of that,...
  • Pak refused to confiscate Lakhvi's phone in jail November 23, 2011

    Washington: Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani refused an American request to confiscate the cell phone of jailed LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi being used to direct group's operation from the Rawalpindi jail, reflecting connection between the country's military and the terrorist outfit. "Kayani rejected a US request that authorities take...
  • Pak using Haqqani, LeT as proxies: Mullen September 30, 2011

    Washington: General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani is the most powerful man in Pakistan, according to top US military commander Mike Mullen, who said that the Army chief controls the military run ISI, which supports terror groups like Haqqani network and LeT, using them as proxies. Standing by his statement that Haqqani network...
  • Pak army chief cancels UK visit September 30, 2011

    New Delhi: As US-Pakistan ties plunges to a new low, Pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has cancelled his visit to Britain, where he was expected to meet UK Defence Minister Liam Fox. Pakistani officials say the visit has been called off because Kayani is a part of crisis talks...
  • 'Pak army needs time, space for introspection' June 17, 2011

    Washington: Pakistan Army and its Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani should be given some time and space for introspection in the aftermath of the US raid in Abbottabad that killed al-Qeada chief Osama bin Laden and the developments since then, top Pentagon official said on Thursday. "What he's (Kayani) going through...
  • Hillary Clinton to travel to Pakistan soon May 17, 2011

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will soon visit Pakistan to have a 'strategic in-depth discussions' with the country's leadership and send her Special Representative Mark Grossman to prepare the ground work for her trip, a senior official said. "The Secretary does plan to visit Pakistan in order to have...
  • Pak army chief stamp on Kabul embassy attack: NYT September 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani may have known about the plot to bomb the Indian embassy in Kabul, US intelligence officials were quoted by the New York Times as suggesting. The officials are quoted as saying the attack was masterminded by Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI, that...
  • Musharraf would be removed when people want: Zardari May 30, 2008

    Islamabad: President Pervez Musharraf will be removed "when the people of Pakistan ask for it and when parliament acts on it", Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said Friday. "These are political decisions and you should wait for the right time. It will be done when the people ask for...
  • Stay away from politics, Pak Army chief tells juniors January 14, 2008

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army Chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has directed all officers of the force to refrain from meeting politicians and indulging in politics. Kayani, who took over in November after President Pervez Musharraf doffed his military uniform, has written to his juniors, including commanding officers of key formations, that they had...