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Khawaja Asif’s suggestion to Imran Khan on military intervention

In an exclusive interview with SAMAA, Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif suggested Imran Khan to come out of Bani Gala and hit the streets to push for his demands. He said that former army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani intervened during Nawaz Sharif’s march after he took risk and took to the streets. Watch what…

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Kayani serves Afzal Khan with defamation notice

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Punjab member Justice (retd) Riaz Kayani Wednesday dispatched a defamation notice worth Rs 20 million to Afzal Khan, former additional secretary of the commission. Khan had leveled allegations against Kayani for taking part in rigging in the last year general elections. Terming the allegations ‘baseless’ Justice (retd) Kayani sent…

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Kayani sees plot behind vote fraud accusation

LAHORE: Justice (retd) Riaz Kayani, ECP member from Punjab, said Monday Afzal Khan has leveled allegations of vote fraud are pre-planned and part of a conspiracy. Addressing a press conference here, he said Khan has singled him out because he denied him promotion and extension in service under prescribed rules. “He is leveling allegations 14…

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Justice Kayani rubbishes Khan’s allegations

ISLAMABAD: Justice (retd) Riaz Kayani, member of the Election Commission of Pakistan, said Tuesday that PTI chief Imran Khan’s allegations against him are ‘white lie.’ In a statement issued here, Justice Kayani refuted all allegations leveled by Khan in his press conference yesterday. “Repeated harangue and ranting of Imran Khan directed towards ECP in general…

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Gen Kayani leaves for China on four-day visit

Staff ReportRAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Monday left for China on a four-day visit.According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), bilateral strategic relations between the two countries would be reviewed during the visit.The COAS will call on China's political and military leadership. The interaction will encompass Pak-China relations…

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Gen. Kayani will undertake three-day visit to China from Oct. 28: ISPR

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will be visiting China from Monday to discuss ways and means for enhancing cooperation with the Chinese military.In his message on Twitter, Director General ISPR Maj. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa said that Gen. Kayani will undertake a three-day visit to China from October 28 on…

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PM Sharif, Kayani discuss national security issues

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General (COAS) Ashfaq Pervez Kayani discussed national security issues here on Tuesday, SAMAA reports.Earlier, the COAS called on PM Sharif here at the PM House.Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan‚ Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz‚ Chief of…

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Army ready to use force against militants if required: Gen. Kayani

Staff ReportKAKUL: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani reiterated on Saturday that the Pakistan Army is ready to use force against militants if required.He said that the Pakistan Army supports the initiative taken by political leadership to hold peace talks with the militants but stressed dialogues should be held within the…

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Gen Kayani dismisses India’s allegations as unfounded, provocative

RAWALPINDI: Referring to latest statements by the Indian Army Chief, alleging Pakistan Army and ISI's support to terrorism, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani (COAS) termed it as unfortunate, unfounded and provocative. In a press statement issued by the army’s inter-services public relation (ISPR) department, Gen Kayani said that Pakistan was also concerned about the continued violations…

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COAS Gen. Kayani inspects Army Field Exercise in Bahawalpur

Staff ReportRAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited the desert formations engaged in field training as part of Army Field Exercise in Bahawalpur, stated an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release today. The COAS witnessed the formations undertaking maneuvers involving Corps and Division size defensive and offensive operations during day and…

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Who will be Gen Kayani’s successor?

Staff ReportRAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has announced that he will retire on November 29. The announcement has stirred a new debate about General Kayani’s likely successor. Lt-Gen Haroon Aslam tops the list of potential contenders as he is placed at number 1 in a seniority list. He is…

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Gen. Kayani’s decision is excellent, says Kaira

Staff ReportISLAMBAD: Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani’s decision, on retirement, is excellent, said Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Qamar Zaman Kaira on Sunday, SAMAA reports.Kaira said while commenting on army chief’s announcement of retirement, “General Kayani has taken a good decision and improved his image further by it,”“Ashfaq Parvez Kayani presented his services…

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Gen Kayani set a positive precedent by announcing retirement: Altaf

Web DeskLONDON/KARACHI: MQM head Altaf Hussain has said that General Ashfaq Parvez Kiyani has set a positive precedent by announcing his voluntary retirement on the completion of his constitutional term.In a statement Mr. Hussain said the country faced many serious crises under the leadership of General Kayani. He could have easily toppled the democratic government,…

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PML-N welcomes Gen Kayani’s announcement

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday hailed General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani’s decision to retire on November 29 as a positive step. In a press statement, PML-N spokesman Senator Mushahidullah said: “General Kayani’s announcement will end speculations and rumours.”He was of the view that army chief’s decision would strengthen state institutions in…

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Army chief Gen Kayani to retire on Nov 29

Staff ReportRAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani announced on Sunday that he would retire on November 29.In a press statement, Gen. Kaynai said:“My tenure ends on 29th November 2013. On that day I will retire. May the Almighty Allah help and guide us all.””For quite sometime, my current responsibilities and…

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Nawaz, Kayani discuss appointment of new CJCSC

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Friday called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad and discussed various matters pertaining to national security, SAMAA reported.The appointment of a new Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee came under discussion during the meeting, sources said, adding that a name for the post…

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Army chief Gen Kayani visits Swat

Staff ReportSWAT: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Saturday visited Swat valley and met army jawans in Khwazakhela. According to military sources, General Kaynai offered fateha for Maj-Gen Sanaullah Niazi and other martyrs, and paid tribute for their great sacrifices. The army chief also lauded the high morale and courage…

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Nawaz, Kayani, ISI chief discuss Taliban peace conditions

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday held a meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaque Parvez Kayani and Director General ISI Lt. Gen. Zaheer-ul-Islam and reportedly discussed initiation of government’s dialogue with Taliban militants.According to SAMAA, the PM held consultation with the army leadership over Taliban’s terms and conditions.The PM and military…

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COAS Gen. Kayani reaches Kazakhstan on official tour

Staff ReportRAWALPINDI: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has reached in Kazakhstan on an official visit, said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release today. On arrival at Kazakhstan, he held separate meetings with the Defense Minister and Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan. Wide range of issues of mutual interest to…

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Opposition leader phones Gen Kayani over Dir attack

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Monday rang Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and expressed his grief at the death of senior officers in a terrorist attack in Dir. Shah praised Pakistan army for the sacrifices it rendered in war against terrorism. He said…

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Gen. Kayani expresses resolve to fight militants, eulogizes martyrs

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Monday expressed firm resolve to fight against militants in accordance with the aspirations of the general public, SAMAA reports.In a statement, Gen. Kayani said that the Pakistan Army has the capacity and the ability to fight terrorists. “Every possible effort will be made to…

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