General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani

  • 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...
  • 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 seven-month blockade of NATO supply routes. "The Pakistan-US relationship should be based on mutual...
  • '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 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 Tehreek-e-Insaf (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...
  • The Last Word: How should India respond to Kayani's comments? April 19, 2012

    Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said that India and Pakistan must sort out differences for peaceful coexistence. ...
  • Resolve all issues between India and Pak: Kayani April 18, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Wednesday said all issues between India and Pakistan should be resolved to ensure "peaceful co-existence" which would allow the two countries to focus on development and the welfare of the people. In his first public remarks on the peace process that was...
  • Pak, UK discuss Afghanistan, military cooperation March 20, 2012

    London: Pakistan Army Chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, on Tuesday met top British officials and discussed defence issues of mutual interest, including bilateral military cooperation and the current situation in war-torn Afghanistan. Kayani, who arrived in London on Monday on an official visit, held meetings with senior civil and military leaders,...
  • Pak considering leasing Gilgit-Baltistan to China February 12, 2012

    Washington: Seeking to fortify its strategic ties with China amid strains in relations with US, Pakistan is considering a proposal to lease the disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region to Beijing for 50 years, an eminent US-based think tank has claimed, citing local media. The Pakistani move is aimed at cementing its all-weather relations...
  • Memogate: Pak govt to sack Army, ISI chiefs? December 26, 2011

    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 unhappiness"...
  • Pak troops can respond to NATO attacks: Kayani December 2, 2011

    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...
  • Terror will have no place in Pak if I'm PM: Imran Khan November 13, 2011

    Islamabad: Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan said that terror groups will have no place in Pakistan if his party comes to power. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, he said that it is time to stop treating terror groups created during the Afghan jehad days as an asset. "As a policy if Tehreek-e-Insaf...
  • Zardari exposed true face of Pak politics: Imran November 13, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani opposition leader and Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan said he will rein in the Pakistani Army and the ISI if he becomes Prime Minister. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Imran said that if and when he becomes Prime Minister then everything that happens in the country will...
  • Army, ISI will be under me if I'm the PM: Imran Khan November 12, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani opposition leader and Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan said he will rein in the Pakistani Army and the ISI if he becomes Prime Minister. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Imran said that if and when he becomes Prime Minister then everything that happens in the country will be his responsibility...
  • Kayani manipulating Pakistan's govt: WikiLeaks May 29, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful military chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is "manipulating" the government and parliament to prevent them from changing their policy on restive Pak-Afghan border, a top French official believes. According to a secret US diplomatic cable dated dated January 22, 2010 disclosed by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks and published in...
  • Consultations for consensus on terror: Kayani May 9, 2011

    Islamabad: With America's unilateral action creating unease in Pakistan, the powerful army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Monday said that the civilian leadership should hold political consultations to evolve consensus on important security issues like the war on terror. A week after Osama bin Laden was killed in a secret US...
  • India, Pak deny reports of PM-Kayani talks April 25, 2011

    Reports had said that Manmohan Singh and Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani held secret talks to discuss peace between the two countries. ...
  • PMO denies report that PM contacted Kayani April 24, 2011

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office on Sunday termed as 'false' a media report that Manmohan Singh had contacted Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani before the Mohali meeting between Prime Ministers of the two countries. "We have seen media reports quoting a British newspaper saying that Prime Minister Manmohan...
  • PM opened 'secret talks' with Pak army chief April 23, 2011

    London: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh opened secret talks with Pakistan Army chief ten months ago to build on the cricket-inspired diplomatic thaw between the two countries, a media report said on Saturday. Singh "appointed an unofficial envoy to make contact with General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Pakistan's chief of the Army Staff...
  • Backbone of terrorists broken: Pak army chief April 23, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani Army has "broken" the backbone of terrorists and will soon prevail over them, its powerful chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said Saturday in an apparent riposte to US concerns about his force's capability to take on terrorists. "The terrorist backbone has been broken and Inshaallah we will soon prevail,"...
  • We will remain India-centric: Pak Army General February 5, 2010

    Rawalpindi: The Pakistani Army will remain "India-centric" until the Kashmir issue and water disputes are resolved, its chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, says. In a presentation to Pakistani media, Kayani made it clear that the army's "frame of reference" for addressing the problems in the country included certain concerns that are...