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  • I'm playing Kayani in a biopic about Malala Yousafzai: Om Puri April 2, 2014

    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,...
  • Pakistan to name new Army Chief on Nov 28, Kayani to retire on Nov 29 November 8, 2013

    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 29, 2013....
  • Indian military leadership's comments 'unfortunate, unfounded, provocative': Pak Army Chief October 12, 2013

    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 a...
  • Pakistan's military chief Ashfaq Kayani says he will retire in November October 7, 2013

    The head of Pakistan's powerful military said on Sunday he would retire in November as planned, in an announcement many believe will help bolster the fragile democracy of the coupprone nation. Pakistanis have been speculating for months whether Ashfaq Kayani would try to extend his threeyear term for a third time,...
  • Who is Pakistan's next Army chief after General Kayani? September 13, 2013

    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 wide...
  • 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...
  • Sri Lankan army seeks officers' training in Pakistan June 29, 2013

    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' June 1, 2013

    Islamabad: Days before the new PMLN 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 May 19, 2013

    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 when...
  • Pakistan Army chief Kayani meets Nawaz Sharif May 18, 2013

    Lahore: Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Saturday met Prime Ministerdesignate 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 PMLN emerged victorious in the May 11 general...
  • Pakistan Army to deploy 70,000 troops for polls security May 3, 2013

    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 May 1, 2013

    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 mark...
  • PMLN party demands judicial probe in Kargil conflict February 3, 2013

    Lahore: Pakistan's main opposition PMLN has stepped up its demand for creation of an independent judicial commission to probe the Kargil conflict of 1999 following revelations by retired army officers that former military ruler Pervez Musharraf had masterminded the operation. "A judicial commission on Kargil should be established without any further...
  • Pak army chief Kayani meets PM Raja Pervez Ashraf January 31, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani held a twohour meeting with Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf against the backdrop of consultations within the ruling coalition on dissolving parliament ahead of the next general election expected to be held in May. Kayani and Ashraf met at the Prime Minister's...
  • Pakistan's army chief makes Afghan peace top priority December 23, 2012

    Wana (Pakistan): Pakistan's powerful army chief has made reconciling warring factions in Afghanistan a top priority, military officials and Western diplomats say, the newest and clearest sign yet that Islamabad means business in promoting peace with the Taliban. General Ashfaq Kayani is backing dialogue partly due to fears that the...
  • Pakistan: Lawyer beaten up for taking on army chief November 17, 2012

    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 November 6, 2012

    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...
  • Pak Army Chief warns judges not to undermine military November 5, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's army chief warned on Monday, in a veiled challenge to the Supreme Court, that any efforts to undermine the military and "draw a wedge" between it and its citizens would not be tolerated. Chief Supreme Court Judge Iftikhar Chaudhry ruled last month that the military must stop interfering in...
  • Will not sell arms to Pakistan, says Russia October 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on Sunday ruled out any arms sales to Pakistan and stressed that unlike other countries, Russia never created problems for India. "We are always cooperating with India to ensure safety of the region. We never created trouble for India in the region as...
  • 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...
  • Attack on girl shows extremist mindset in Pak: Kayani October 11, 2012

    Islamabad: A day after a teenage rights activist was shot in the head by Taliban militants, Pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Wednesday condemned the attack on the girl as a "heinous act of terrorism" and warned that it had exposed the "extremist mindset" confronting the country. ...
  • Maldives beat Syria 21 in Nehru Cup August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Maldives signaled their title aspirations, knocking out strong contenders Syria from the ongoing edition of the Nehru Cup football tournament with a 21 victory on Monday. Talismanic skipper Ashfaq Ali led by example, scoring in the 59th minute, to keep Maldives in with a realistic chance of making to...
  • Pak Army chief calls for transparent ties with US August 2, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Thursday called for transparent ties with US based on mutual trust as he met American commander in Afghanistan, days after the two sides struck a deal ending a sevenmonth blockade of NATO supply routes. "The PakistanUS relationship should be based on mutual...
  • Vishnuvardhan all set for Tamil movie 'Jai' July 25, 2012

    If you are of the idea that the yet untitled film with Ajith and Arya in the lead will be the next release of director Vishnuvardhan in Kollywood, you are wrong. For, the filmmaker's Tollywood debut flick 'Panjaa', which has Pawan Kalyan in the lead role, is all set to be...
  • Pakistan not hostile towards anyone: Kayani June 9, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan "harbours no aggression towards anyone", said the country's powerful Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at the launch ceremony of a book on an Army officer who was killed battling Indian tanks in 1971. General Kayani on Friday said that Pakistan is a peace loving nation and focus of...
  • India has hardened its stand on Siachen: Kayani May 3, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Thursday contended that India had hardened its position on the Siachen issue as compared to the 1989 stance it had adopted, saying that it "takes two hands to clap". Speaking to the media during a visit to a highaltitude army camp...
  • 'Pak Army believes in strong democratic system' May 1, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has waded into a standoff between the government and judiciary, saying the country's development and welfare depend on state institutions functioning within their constitutional limits. The country's Constitution has "clearly defined the responsibilities and functions of national institutions" and it is incumbent...
  • 'Pak army believes in 'strong democratic system' May 1, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Monday waded into a standoff between the government and judiciary, saying the country's development and welfare depend on state institutions functioning within their constitutional limits. The country's Constitution has "clearly defined the responsibilities and functions of national institutions" and it...
  • Pak must not leave Siachen unilaterally: Imran Khan April 23, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan should not unilaterally withdraw its forces from Siachen, the world's highest battleground, opposition leader Imran Khan has said. The Pakistan TehreekeInsaf (PTI) chief said in Lahore on Sunday that there has be simultaneous withdrawal of forces by India as well as Pakistan, Geo News reported. Imran Khan was reacting to...
  • India welcomes Kayani's statement on Siachen April 20, 2012

    Hyderabad: India on Thursday welcomed Pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's remarks on resolving the Siachen issue and demilitarisation there and said the money spent on deployment of troops can be spent on development of the two countries. "I am glad that our neighbouring country Pakistan is also realising the...