Ashfaq

  • 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...
  • Pakistan's military chief Ashfaq Kayani says he will retire in November 07-10-2013 12:42 PM

    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 coup-prone nation. Pakistanis have been speculating for months whether Ashfaq Kayani would try to extend his three-year term for a third...
  • 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...
  • Pakistan Army Chief visits LoC to assess the situation 03-09-2013 05:49 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Pak Army Chief warns judges not to undermine military 05-11-2012 10:54 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • China assures Pak of unwavering support 26-12-2011 05:38 PM

    Beijing: Amid a deterioration in US-Pak ties, China has assured Pakistan's political and military leadership of its support in maintaining sovereignty and internal stability and promised to help its 'trusted ally' play a bigger role in global and regional affairs. The assurance was conveyed to Pakistani leaders by top Chinese...
  • 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...
  • Pak talking again to US-led coalition: NATO 14-12-2011 08:59 AM

    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...
  • 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...