General Ashfaq Kayani

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Indo-Pak issues must be resolved peacefully: Kayani April 19, 2012

    Pakistani Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani has stressed on the need to resolve Indo-Pak issues through dialogue. ...
  • Pakistan will not attack Haqqani group: Report September 30, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military will not take action against the Haqqani militant group that Washington blames for an attack against its embassy in Kabul, despite mounting American pressure to do so, a Pakistani newspaper reported on Monday. Army chief General Ashfaq Kayani held a "special" meeting with his top commanders on Sunday...
  • US Senator calls for military action against Pak September 30, 2011

    Washington: The standoff between the US and Pakistan has hit a new low with an American Congressman blaming Islamabad for masterminding attacks on American soldiers. Lindsey Graham, a Republican Congressman said that the US should consider military action against Pakistan if it continued to support terrorist attacks against American troops in...
  • Army smells power as Pak crisis deepens March 11, 2009

    Pakistan is once again facing turmoil with the Opposition and Government on a collision course. An anti-government rally is to take place on March 16. The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) has also planned a long-march from Lahore to Islamabad to protest against the Supreme Court order barring former prime minister...
  • Kayani warning Zardari is a rumour: Pak envoy to UK March 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Pakistan is hurtling from one crisis after another. Taliban has already taken over large parts of its north western areas, there have been terror attacks on Sri Lankan cricket players, the politicians are squabbling with each others and now there are reports that the army may be eyeing...
  • Rebellion roar: Pak army, opposition aim for Zardari March 10, 2009

    New Delhi: President Asif Ali Zardari is facing a series of problems in Pakistan. Reports on Monday claimed that Zardari has been given an ultimatum by Pakistani army chief General Ashfaq Kayani to clear up the country's political mess or face a more assertive army. Media reports suggested that Kayani was...
  • Indian Army chief backs his Pakistani counterpart February 23, 2008

    New Delhi: Indian Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor has said that with the elections over in Pakistan, India's security establishment hopes that it will lead to an improvement in the security situation vis-a-vis Pakistan. "With the elections having now taken place, I think, the security situation as far as Pakistan is...