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Kayani opens new road from Bannu to Kabul

Kayani opens new road from Bannu to Kabul

PESHAWAR – Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani inaugurated the construction of a new road between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Thursday that will go through Bannu-Ghulam Khan in North Waziristan Agency. The CoAS, along with Peshawar Corps Commander Lt General Asif Yaseen Malik, visited the border town in North Waziristan where he was briefed about the project, to be completed in a year at the estimated cost of Rs 5 billion.
Kayani, upon arrival in North

UK saw Kayani as ‘obstacle’ to a deal on Kashmir

LAHORE – Britain’s Labour government regarded Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani as a major “obstacle” to a Pakistan-India deal on Kashmir, India’s The Hindu newspaper quoted a cable released by the WikiLeaks (website) as stating on Sunday.
The cable, dated November 28, 2008 (180571: confidential/noforn) from the US Embassy in London showed that until a day before the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the view in the British Foreign Office was that India and Pakistan

Acknowledge Pakistan’s sacrifices, Kayani tells US

ISLAMABAD – Chief of Army Staff (CAOS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani asked US military leaders in a meeting in Muscat to acknowledge the sacrifices of Pakistan’s armed forces in the US-led war on terror, according to an ISPR statement issued here on Wednesday.
General Kayani also discussed regional security issues with the US top brass, as well as ways to better coordinate military operations between the two countries. “I was pleased to have the opportunity to discuss with

Gen Kayani opens Kassa marble project

ISLAMABAD – Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Zhob area in Balochistan and inaugurated the Kassa Hills Marble project, there on Monday.
Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani, provincial cabinet members including Home Minister Zafarullah Zehri, notables and large number of locals also attended the ceremony, according to an ISPR statement issued here.
The Kassa Hills Marble project has been initiated by the Pakistan army with the cooperation of

Kayani visits CMH Mardan

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Friday visited Combined Military Hospital (CMH) and enquired about the health of wounded recruits of Mardan bomb blast.
He appreciated morale of the injured persons and gave special instructions to the doctors for their early recovery, an ISPR note stated. Later, Kayani inaugurated the new outdoor patients’ department complex at Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology and appreciated the efforts for further improving

Gen Kayani meets Cameron, Karzai

ISLAMABAD – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, who is on a visit to Germany, Saturday held meetings with senior leadership of the country and various other world leaders on the sidelines of international security conference in Munich.
“The COAS met Prime Minister of United Kingdom David Cameron and President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai and discussed with them the issues of mutual interest,” said an ISPR statement.
In separate

Kayani says he will follow govt’s call

ISLAMABAD – Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani on Saturday said the government will decide when to launch a military operation in North Waziristan Agency, saying that it had to be decided politically, not militarily.
“It’s not for the army to decide when to launch the military operation in North Waziristan… it will have to be a political decision,” the COAS said in a brief chat with journalists at a luncheon hosted by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani in honour of Chinese

Kayani, Zardari not on same page on India

ISLAMABAD: WikiLeaks revealed two different approaches in Pakistan suspecting each other over resumption of talks with India with President Asif Ali Zardari believing that it took a lot to change the mindset in the military establishment and Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani thinking that the president was an obstacle in the way to start back channel diplomacy.
One cable written by former US ambassador Anne W Patterson after a meeting between US national security Adviser

Pentagon called Kayani prior to leaks

WASHINGTON: Of all the military leaders in the world, only one merited a personal phone call from the head of the US joint chiefs of staff prior to the extensive leak of diplomatic cables. That one person is none other than Pakistan’s own General Ashfaq Kayani.
At the time the US secretary of state was frantically calling various world leaders especially Germany, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, France and Afghanistan and her staff contacted officials in Australia, Britain, Canada,

‘Kayani has learnt his lesson from Musharraf’

LAHORE: In another disclosure, WikiLeaks has quoted the head of the French Interagency on Afghanistan-Pakistan cell, Jasmine Zerinini, as saying that Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani has learnt his lesson from former president Pervez Musharraf and is staying behind the scenes in Pakistan.
Zernini also told a US diplomat that General Kayani was manipulating the government and parliament into preventing change on Pakistan’s policy in the tribal belt. She added

Operation only when time is ripe, Kayani tells Petraeus

ISLAMABAD: The top US military commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, on Wednesday called on COAS Gen Ashfaq Kayani to discuss the new but ‘targeted’ military operation against the Al Qaeda and Taliban militants in North Waziristan.
“The US military commander asked for the earliest possible operation in North Waziristan with strikes by Pakistani air and ground forces as proposed by Islamabad in the recently concluded Pakistan-US strategic dialogue in the US,” a senior

Kayani, Shahbaz meet, discuss security matters

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Ashfaq Pervez Kayani on Saturday and discussed security-related issues.
An official, seeking anonymity, said that the Punjab CM apprised the COAS about the steps being taken in Punjab for improving the law and order situation and security measures taken at shrines in wake of the bombing at the shrine of Hazrat Baba Farid Ganj Shakar in Pakpattan.
Shahbaz also apprised Kayani about proposals

Kayani orders probe into Internet video maligning military

Army chief General Ashfaq Kayani on Friday ordered an inquiry into a video circulating on the Internet showing the execution of blindfolded civilians by men clad in military uniforms.
Taking notice of a video, General Kayani has ordered setting up of a board of inquiry to establish the true identity of the men shown in the video and the veracity of the footage.
The board will be headed by a major general, who will be assisted by two to three senior officers with the

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