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 14yearold 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...
  • No intention to sack Kayani, Pasha: Pak govt January 20, 2012

    Islamabad: Amid a tense standoff between Pakistan's civilian and military leadership, the government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it has no intention to sack the Army and intelligence chiefs who were accused of acting in an "unconstitutional and illegal" manner in the memo scandal. Attorney General AnwarulHaq informed a...
  • Memogate storm: Gilani, Kayani to meet today January 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Army chief General Kayani are set to come face to face on Saturday. This will be their first meeting since the memogate scandal. The country's cabinet committee is also scheduled to meet on Saturday to discuss crucial issues related to national security and...
  • Pakistan party lobbies allies for support January 13, 2012

    Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari's ruling party, facing intense pressure from Pakistan's powerful generals, lobbied its coalition partners on Friday for support as tension raised fear over the stability of the country. A disputed memo allegedly from Zardari's government seeking US help in reining in the generals soured relations between the...
  • Pak Army or government: Who will prevail? January 13, 2012

    Will the Pakistan government prevail in both confrontations one with the judiciary, the other with the Army? ...
  • Dempsey calls Kayani to discuss military ties January 12, 2012

    Washington: General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called Pakistani Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani to discuss with him militarytomilitary ties between the two countries, his spokesman has said. "The call was cordial and professional. It is a routine part of the relationship and another opportunity to...
  • Pak Army commanders meet amidst rising tensions January 12, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military chief met top commanders on Thursday amidst a widening rift between the powerful armed forces and the civilian government. Military spokesman Major Muhammad Ali Diyal declined to say what the talks at army headquarters were about, but the meeting is likely to fuel speculation about the Army's...
  • Musharraf contacts Kayani to discuss his return January 9, 2012

    Islamabad: Former President Pervez Musharraf contacted army chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani to discuss his planned return to Pakistan from selfexile, according to a media report on Monday. Musharraf informed Kayani about the "security obligations" for a former President and army chief, Dawn News channel quoted its sources as saying. The channel...
  • Pak talking again to USled 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 USled 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 ZakiurRehman 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 29, 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 26, 2011

    New Delhi: As USPakistan 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 alQeada 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 indepth 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 12, 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 Pakistans 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 cochairman 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...