Military meeting: Commanders to craft response to pressure

Published: May 5, 2011
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It is learnt that Army Chief General Parvez Kayani is regularly holding meetings not only with his military officials including heads of intelligence agencies but also with some civilian foreign policy experts these days.

It is learnt that Army Chief General Parvez Kayani is regularly holding meetings not only with his military officials including heads of intelligence agencies but also with some civilian foreign policy experts these days.

ISLAMABAD: 

The military top brass is holding intense consultations within its own ranks as well as with some important civilian personalities to craft a response to outside pressure resulting from Osama bin Laden’s killing in a US operation.

Top military officials have been holding marathon meetings in the GHQ discussing the situation. A meeting of corps commanders is also likely to take place in a day or two to deliberate on the event’s fallout.

Lt-Gen Shuja Pasha, the ISI chief, would brief the commanders on the details of the incident and his interaction with the US officials.

Pasha had visited the US a few days before the Abbotabad operation where he had held important meetings with top officials.

It is learnt that Army Chief General Parvez Kayani is regularly holding meetings not only with his military officials including heads of intelligence agencies but also with some civilian foreign policy experts these days.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 5th, 2011.

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  • Anoop
    May 5, 2011 - 8:10AM

    So you will go after the Americans using their own flights(F-16s)? Dont you think the Americans will not only destroy your jets but also stop Aid and supply of Military parts which will make the F-16s redundant.

    As an Indian I support this.

    Cutting off the nose to spite the face. Recommend

  • khalid
    May 5, 2011 - 8:49AM

    Snakes are gone, now please dont beat the line…..Recommend

  • John
    May 5, 2011 - 8:55AM

    “Musharraf planted him there, when I refused to support his return”

    “We were developing facial recognition technology to identify him, but US beat us”

    When ISI chief went to Washington, he disclosed the location to CIA, and a joint operation was planned after the weekend.

    We were short of fuel for the jets. Recommend

  • Asim+Ali
    May 5, 2011 - 9:14AM

    O really! And that is support to comfort or reassure us? The security policy of this country where we cannot live in peace with India, Afghanistan and even Iran is unhappy with us needs a complete overall. Clearly after 64 years, when our neighbors are unhappy, our own people are crushed under taxation, inflation, corruption, and nepotism, the entire strategy to take this country forward needs to be redefined. This redefinition is definitely NOT going to come from the security establishment. It is this security establishment which has given birth to the political culture we live in today. Our money has been squandered with the purchase of defense equipment which has become a liability. The one and only thing which needs to happen is to get back our youth from the West. The DHAs need to be created for them. And they will do wonders for the countryRecommend

  • blah
    May 5, 2011 - 9:26AM

    So they “didnt know” that OBL was living in their midst and its taking them a week to figure out a reponse. We are in safe hands thats for sure!Recommend

  • Dr. Qadeer
    May 5, 2011 - 9:38AM

    Much chanted Ghariat mantra demands resignation of Kiyana, Pasha and top generals. The should be tried under treason for harboring Osama. Nothing less will repair the damage of Osama’s presence in Abbotabad and US operation. Do they have that much ‘Ghariat”? We know they would not, as they are there to run real estate cartel not for our defense. Recommend

  • Ali
    May 5, 2011 - 9:50AM

    Why now, Why a this cnsultation process was not initiated prior to taking – letting US destroy our sovereignity; Military might now wishes civilians to share the fall out of such an idiotic step alowed by the Army Generals.
    They all must accept responsibility either it was an intelligence failure or it was a will full harbouring of Bin Laden. In either case Both Kayani and Pash must step down.
    There is no shortage of talanted generals in the Army, after all the Army kept ongoing after the sad demise of 30 generals – who died with Zia.
    This is right time for these so called brains of army to step down and fade away with the cming times.
    Nation can not bear the load of their experimentation i,.e, Kargil adventure and now Bin Laden .
    those who know American believe that US could not send their choppers deep inside Pakistan meaarly relying upon radar jamming.
    Nation can not be fooled any more, the details of deal must be disclosed to the Nation or else time will settle its own account.
    CheersRecommend

  • Ayaan
    May 5, 2011 - 9:50AM

    Four days on, and they are still consulting a reply!? I’m not saying they should jump the gun, but it does seem a bit too slow.

    If that’s how long it takes to decide a response, then I wonder; in the event of an attack, how long it’d take to mobilize and deploy troops. Or are we taking the help of US Marines for that too! :(Recommend

  • Faisal
    May 5, 2011 - 9:53AM

    O really???
    Thats the only thing you can do? Please dont bother…Recommend

  • KR
    May 5, 2011 - 10:02AM

    There needs to be an independent inquiry to find out how in the world someone can invade our space while ISI and military were both asleep at the wheel. Shame on both and top brass need to give-up their brass if they have any dignity left. Recommend

  • Mazahir Alvi
    May 5, 2011 - 10:07AM

    hopes for goodRecommend

  • khan
    May 5, 2011 - 10:08AM

    Either it was incompetence or there was skullduggery going on. The people of Pakistan now want the truth and not the usual disinformation veiled under the usual all embracing sobriquet of ‘national security’ etc.

    At the very least someone should take responsibility. As a journalist commented on the web today: “General Kayani and General Pasha, either give the Pakistan nation the heads of the TTP on a silver platter, or resign.”Recommend

  • Zub
    May 5, 2011 - 10:26AM

    Disolve the Army. Recommend

  • heey
    May 5, 2011 - 10:29AM

    Mr. Kiayni you should resign first. Then army should apology to whole nation for not protecting our space. Until you will not do this then you are paving way for the India to take same kind of steps against you. Recommend

  • J Oberoi
    May 5, 2011 - 10:43AM

    There is only one strategy left to try out Mr.Kayani and that is to tell the truth. You and your henchman Pasha have been lying about everything. Your bluff has been called and your agencies stand humiliated in front of the world. Don’t make things worse by cooking up more lies.
    ISI is already being regarded the world over as a terrorist organization at par with Al-qaeda and the Taliban. Here’s a link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13272009Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    May 5, 2011 - 11:01AM

    Yes about time too!! The world has been waiting for them to say what they have to say about the mess in there back garden!!!!
    No doubt all the denials and blame culture will come into full force.
    Let us see what further BS they have for our consumption !!Recommend

  • May 5, 2011 - 11:07AM

    now they are going to put their heads together and come up with more lies.. and plans to see who they can milk this situation more!!

    disolve the CORRUPT MILITARY MACHINE IN PAKISTANRecommend

  • May 5, 2011 - 11:10AM

    Dear Kayani Sb,
    We are entertaining high hopes from your side as history has brought you the most important moment of your life.. It is “Now” or “Never” situation .. Remember one thing that this nation will back you more than any thing you have ever imagined in life provided you have decided to lead them matchless glory………………Recommend

  • Haziq Noor
    May 5, 2011 - 11:10AM

    I think they are paving way for Americans to come to Pakistan, disarm Pakistani neuclear ability, as extension to both ladies(COAS & DG ISI) were approved by American leadership.Recommend

  • Ashar
    May 5, 2011 - 11:14AM

    All three, Gen Kiyani, Air chief and Gen Shuja shoudl resign. Shame on you three all. Lies after lies … they are more hypocrite than politicians. Remember this is what Allah has done… disgraced you because of your double talk. More humiliating and utter disgusting than the 95000 troops surrendering back then in 1971, at least they put up a fight.Recommend

  • Shafaq Mustafa
    May 5, 2011 - 11:16AM

    i am sure PAK ARMY were pressurized by our Govt. to stay quiet on the whole issue. otherwise, it is not possible for any civilian or any foreigner to be invloved in any such action in cantt area.

    Our Govt. should dissolve instead of our armed forces. Recommend

  • S.Q
    May 5, 2011 - 11:17AM

    I know they are gonna come up with something really stupid still I am anxiously waiting to hear something from someone.Recommend

  • parvez
    May 5, 2011 - 11:18AM

    It helps if your skin in 3 inches thich, everything bounces off.Recommend

  • maestro
    May 5, 2011 - 11:22AM

    LOL – still crafting a response. Here’s the nation’s response. 1) Give all the money back you, the “armed forces” and ISI take from our taxes and foriegn aid so we can spend it on creating energy, schools, hospitals, 2) resign and hand over the country’s security to little girls wearing bangles. They will I am sure do a better job of defending our land and finding terror masterminds who are openly sitting right in their BACKYARDS before getting us insulted in the whole world! Crafting a response! lol….Recommend

  • 70% Budget
    May 5, 2011 - 11:23AM

    Is there anyone left…. who can still say they are no.1 :)Recommend

  • Tigon
    May 5, 2011 - 11:28AM

    Does self respect matter in such decisions? We know that our leadership does not demonstrate this attribute when it comes to stealing national wealth.Recommend

  • Aliana Bebo
    May 5, 2011 - 11:32AM

    Please cool down friends, be careful while commenting. Be sure that the whole operation was organized and supervised by Pakistan Intelligence and Army less physically entering the Osama compound. Obama pocketed the whole credit to US only to let Pakistan down in war against terror in which thousands of Pakistan Military personals have laid their lives. As we all know US has never been trust worthy for any other nation allies to US in the past and we know that US is a big blame master at the end of the day………. let us pray Kayani come out with truth today!Recommend

  • Truth_Prevails
    May 5, 2011 - 11:37AM

    When people like “tightdhoti”, “HedgeFunder”, “Johns, Rajus & Rams” want our Military to be dissolved, it provides a third party confirmation that our Army is doing fine.
    RE: Our military not knowing the whereabouts of OBL…well perhap thats bad for now but what do you have to say when Indian Military assassinated their own Prime Minister Indra Gandhi and what about Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination right under the shadows of Indian Army’s Elite Commandos…Woh ah!!!Recommend

  • Awais Ahmad Qureshi
    May 5, 2011 - 11:40AM

    After statement of Information Minister that neither civilian nor military leadership did not know about Osma Bin Laden killing incident in Abottabad, Chief of the Army Staff, joint cheif of staff committee and DG ISI should be sacked immediately. Extension of COAS and DG ISI proves priority of their vested interests than country’s. Also recent incident and incident of Raymond Davis proves their incompetancy and inability and raises a big question mark on Pakistan Army and ISI ability pertaining safe guardening the coutry’s borders. (A POINT TO PONDER)Recommend

  • Ammar
    May 5, 2011 - 11:42AM

    @Shafaq Mustafa:
    ,
    It must be Government then, that pressurized Army to put a blind eye in their own backyardRecommend

  • I_love_Pakistan
    May 5, 2011 - 11:46AM

    The best thing to restore Pakistan’s national honor is to terminate and put on trial of Kayani and Pasha for exposing Pakistan’s security to risk of war with USA.Recommend

  • bs
    May 5, 2011 - 12:05PM

    Hmmmm… I thought Pakistanis say they are now a democracy ruled by the civilian elected leaders. If so, shouldn’t it be the civilian leaders who should be holding such meetings and invite the army and ISI just for consultation? Instead, the army is holding the meetings!!Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    May 5, 2011 - 12:06PM

    @IlovePakistan:
    you are lucky that the ET Mods allowed your comment thru!!!Recommend

  • R S JOHAR
    May 5, 2011 - 12:12PM

    Gen Kayani Sir, Pakistan’s goose is cooked either way. You are damned If you say that your intelligence agencies went along with US and you are damned if you say that the same agencies were not aware of Osama living in heart of Pakistan for so many years.Recommend

  • Khan
    May 5, 2011 - 12:18PM

    Chests puffed up, and iron rods in the neck, the crore commanders meet to cover up the shame and decide upon how to best protect the “strategic assets” in future. “Mother of all Agencies” has many strategic assets to protect, sadly, Pakistani civilians are not among them. Recommend

  • Baryal
    May 5, 2011 - 12:25PM

    LOL “Commanders to craft response”Recommend

  • kamran
    May 5, 2011 - 12:36PM

    there is very little doubt left that there are certain elements inside ISI which must be involved in harboring Osama since long. These goons of ISI needs to be cleaned, which also creates unrest in Karachi….political and military leadership must now come forward to save Pakistan and joins hands to denounce terrorism and take action against those culprits involved in protecting haqqani network and alqaeda so that they remain in control of afghanistan pakistani establishment should come out of obssesive compulsive disorder with india, admit faults and realities and for GOD;s sake speak truth now…We are fad up as a nation….if they dont come up with brave and honest answers and plans we will soon doomedRecommend

  • adnan
    May 5, 2011 - 12:36PM

    @Haziq Noor

    I totally agree with ur opinion.Recommend

  • shahzaman
    May 5, 2011 - 12:38PM

    @Haziq
    well said.Recommend

  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    May 5, 2011 - 12:50PM

    @Aliana Bebo:
    What a joke!!!!Recommend

  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    May 5, 2011 - 12:52PM

    Isn’t this a little too late???? This should have been done immediately.Recommend

  • rizwan raja
    May 5, 2011 - 1:05PM

    pak army is the best but right now i skeptical about the role of army chief…the leader of our army has failed.. intelligent agencies has failed totally..need to change the army chief to fight the army at this difficult situation Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    May 5, 2011 - 1:05PM

    @Shafaq Mustafa:
    I think you misunderstand the roles that these outfits play in Pakistan !!
    The Govt is only for the show that it has democracy, where as all major decisions are actually made by the Army, hence they are not accountable to any other body in Pakistan!!!
    In view of this Fact, it will ne rather interesting as to what they have to say about monday’s Events!!!
    It has certainly taken them long time to cosider and ponder over the facts as they stand, because the implications of the events are likely to have long term impact on the Army and the Nation too!!Recommend

  • May 5, 2011 - 1:12PM

    SHAME ON THREE…kiyarni..pasha…qamar suleman.Recommend

  • san
    May 5, 2011 - 1:18PM

    message from USA…LOL @ Pakistan..Recommend

  • NowOrNever
    May 5, 2011 - 1:19PM

    All Pakistan and its people need is Truth & nothing but the truth.

    Whether the Army & ISI protected OBL or was it incompetence.
    What are they going to do about it.
    Is Pakistan supporting the Haqqani Network (Afghan Talib) and will it in future do so?
    How many and who has been captured of the Osama`s families & what are their revelations.
    LeT and its role and support from ISI.
    What`s the future foreign policy & support for terror groups?
    What happened on the night of US Raid?
    What was the understanding about Raymond Davis?

    & I think Pakistani`s should also be generous enough to accept the truth, forgive and go for a reconciliation. Violent Protests would lead to unnecessary bloodshed. & i think, the military spending needs to be reduced and focus should be education, Healthcare, wellbeing. Recommend

  • ashok sai
    May 5, 2011 - 1:24PM

    I wonder, why civilian leaders like zardari, gilani, nawaz, etc. are not raising the voice against Kayani and the agencies ?
    Can’t people of Pakistan support them in a struggle against military ?Recommend

  • vikas, mumbai
    May 5, 2011 - 1:24PM

    @Truth_Prevails
    Yes no one is perfect and there were/ are security lapses in india. But you’ll appreciate the assassins of mahatma gandhi, indiraji, rajeevji, gen. vaidya and others were killed/ hanged/ sentenced. What do you say about killers of ZAB, gen. zia, BB?

    Terrorist belonging to some other country is killed by another country in the heart your country! Humiliation is the worst thing for a nation. My symphathies with ordinary pakistanis.

    If others’ comments define your perception about your army, may God bless you.Recommend

  • sallu
    May 5, 2011 - 1:25PM

    What? Inquiry? We dont know the actual reason of separation of East Pakistan to date. Shouldn’t we start from that point? Had we taken proper measures at that time, we could have saved ourselves from adventures like kargil, war on terror etc. The mastermind of failed kargil attempt is still on the run, and enjoying his life outside pakistan. (aka Musharraf). before anything else, he should be tried for his drama in kargil.Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    May 5, 2011 - 1:31PM

    It may be wise to sit it out bit longer, as they already waited this long, due to some major Senate and Congress Committees sitting over next couple of days in Washington, and no doubt they will also have long list of questions too!!!
    There is one on Foreign Relations and also Armed Services !!
    Then over next fortnight are really interesting ones directly related to Pakistan and Afghanistan !! And the war on terror!! Recommend

  • Lobster
    May 5, 2011 - 1:32PM

    @Haziq Noor
    Well said…lol @ ladiesRecommend

  • May 5, 2011 - 1:34PM

    @Truth_Pervalis: No one is saying that hte Army should be disolved. The Army is 550k strong and is not just the cabal of Generals at the top. This affair is an example of utter incompetence of complicity. Either way heads should roll, or atlteast an explanation or apology should be offered. Recommend

  • Raja Asad Ali
    May 5, 2011 - 1:35PM

    Keeping aside the non sensical cysnicals and anti Pakistan indians, what are the military leaders exactly supposed to do? Are they supposed to cry and weep behind walls and bang their heads? Or are they to fulfull their responsibility and make sure nothing like this happens again? I guess, if they are to go bythe choice number two, then yes, our military is doing the right thing by consulting all stake holders. Do not forget, its our military which has sacrificed more than 6000 soldiers in this war. From three star Generals to ordinary soldiers have died. They are in the front line. Let them do what they believe is best as it is thier speciality. Intellegence failures have occured in other countries too but you do not invite tailors to treat patients with Malaria. THey know what the failures are and how to fix them.

    However, if they were to act on the emotional read outs of this blog, for sure, they all would resign and invite Indian Chief to protect Pakistan.Recommend

  • Chaudhry
    May 5, 2011 - 1:50PM

    Brothers, let me tell you that American will come again, may be next to target our nukes. So be ready for another invasion. We have been hearing all the times that our defence is impregnable and no one can cast an evil eye but this has proven a hollow slogan. We are really ashamed of our leadership and ……..

    What a shame. Atleast we should have not allowed them to return scot free.

    We have been boasting that we are the citadel of Islam and we can defend ourselves against any attack but this single incident has exposed our defence preparedness. Recommend

  • juni
    May 5, 2011 - 1:57PM

    All Corps commanders should be sacked including Kyani, just like US sacked its General few months back..Recommend

  • May 5, 2011 - 2:01PM

    It is learnt that Army Chief General Parvez Kayani is regularly holding meetings not only with his military officials including heads of intelligence agencies but also with some civilian foreign policy experts these days.”

    We would like to know who these civilian foreign policy experts are and what are their credentials?

    Whatever has happened in Pakistan so far is a direct result of wrong intelligence input that needs to be thoroughly re-examined.

    Chief of Army Staff needs to form a panel of those international experts on the panels of global think tanks who are known for their integrity and who make unbiased observations on global issues.

    Pakistan is not confronted with a national issue it is going through a crisis that is global in nature. A very careful analysis of the opinions of local experts appearing on television and writing for local Urdu and English newspapers clearly indicates lack of their comprehension of the link between the external influences and internal social, economic, political, diplomatic and military developments. Our experts are trying to hide every logical observation under the carpet of conspiracy theories. This approach will lead us no where.

    Pakistan’s armed forces need to have an extremely prepared critical review of different perspectives even if they are against them for the time being. They can turn the tables only when they are presented with an analysis of realities on ground instead of hiding them behind conspiracy theories. Recommend

  • Temur
    May 5, 2011 - 2:07PM

    Allah save Pakistan now! Whenever these military Generals hold an intense meeting, Pakistan sinks further into a financial and political quagmire.Recommend

  • Z. Akbar
    May 5, 2011 - 2:14PM

    I don’t understand a few things here:

    No credible statement from the Al Qaeda network about Osama’s death, they have been really quiet.
    The man was the most wanted man for the past 10 years, and these guys didn’t even make a spectacle of it like they did for Saddam.
    The US is constantly changing its statement about how he died, some say he was armed others say he didn’t resist. The guy was ill, they could have well taken him alive easily even if they had fears of him becoming a hero, but look at what happened with Saddam, nobody cares now.
    The military and agencies top brass is absolutely silent.
    Trade talks with India will resume as normal.
    China is the only one to support Pakistan in this, especially after the recent statements by Gillani saying to Karzai forget the US and join up with China.

    Quite confusing this whole incident.Recommend

  • Z. Akbar
    May 5, 2011 - 2:18PM

    @R S JOHAR:

    I completely agree with you, this is the slap in the face the agencies and the army deserve after taking so much of our budget. Either way they are screwed, because now people will say we are baying you billions of dollars yearly to protect us and 2 helicopter travel 3 hours in to the country with 40 people and conduct an operation for 2 hours near your academy and you have no idea.

    People need to question the Army, and our National Budget needs to be diverted from the army and towards National Development. Recommend

  • May 5, 2011 - 2:25PM

    frankly we had enough of this crap war on terror, i am still in shock and sadness without any regard for laden
    it shouldnt have been this way but it showed us mirror where we stand and to our establishment and army where they stand in war on terror thousands died, billions of dollars lost still begging and expecting to be understood. get the heck out of this for Gods sake before its too late.
    respect thy neighbours india and afghanistan no matter how different we can be still we would be neighbours.
    this fault is squarely on army they brought us here by supporting idiotic ideologies, and making india look small and cheap and in the end they pakistan army became a laughing stock and a nation in shame yes in shame.Recommend

  • Javed
    May 5, 2011 - 2:27PM

    Nothing left to recover the lost Pride of Pakistan Forces.. It is useless to call meeting and issuing statments etc .. First of all make your self please try to learn without the help of America and try to stood on your own feets (both Civilain and Milatry).. The wealth of all leadership in america , your family stay there, yours kids getting studying there and as well all you (CIVILIAN + MILATRY) try best to Settle in America after enjoying the ruling day on Poor Pakistan.. See where is Musffarf now day and where were Beinzier and where Nawaz sharif .. All are or were in America and looking for help fm them..
    Best way for leaders to accept slavery of America in front of poor Pakistan ppl .. I hope we will not mind it …………………….

    In the end Best way is to take resignation fm KIAYANI , PASHA , ZARDARI & Gilani and form a GOVT to headed by chief Justice and prime minister should be IMRAN KHAN.

    IT IS DREAM BUT HOPE IT CAN BECOME IN REALITY IF PAKISTAN PEOPLE support it.Recommend

  • rashid Nadeem
    May 5, 2011 - 2:36PM

    the nation is with pak army i support kiyani. The terrorists should be killed no matter by whoRecommend

  • ashok sai
    May 5, 2011 - 2:44PM

    @rashid Nadeem:

    Either one of your two wishes can be fulfilled !!!Recommend

  • f
    May 5, 2011 - 2:46PM

    BEFORE POINTING FINGERS AT PAKISTAN & ISI — WILL MR. PANETTA EXPLAIN THE FOLLOWING: 1. How 19 Men, managed to hijack four American Airliners on 9/11? 2. Will he also like to answer how four groups of these hijackers would penetrate the security systems a…nd secure control of four airliners with passengers on board? 3. How they manag…ed to study and train in the U.S without any knowledge of the CIA? 4. Will he also explain how they could take off by passing all air control codes? Has he any plausible justification for allowing them to keep flying upto 55 minutes over New York and Washington cities? 5. Could that be termed total incompetence of the CIA and the US Air Force of the Bush administration? Or was that also another scripted episode of Rambo series? 6. AND DONT GET US STARTED ON THE WMD IN IRAQ….Recommend

  • Aamer
    May 5, 2011 - 2:59PM

    @Rashid Nadeem

    Well if US has to do the job of our Pak army, then lets dismantle the entire force, the nation is not with Pak Army, only a few naive people are. Why should we waste billions of rupees in taxes on an Army that could’net either detect Osama, neither were they able to detect US forces entering our territory.

    Pakistan Army has to hold consultation for what? Simple. Too cook up a story, if they had to come out with the truth, it would have been swift and simple.

    Our corrupt politicians must completely bring Pakistan Army and ISI under their foot, else our Army will destroy Pakistan, they’ll just sell it at half the price a politican will sell this country at.Recommend

  • ahs
    May 5, 2011 - 3:07PM

    will any general be sacked ?Recommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    May 5, 2011 - 3:44PM

    Few days before our Chief said that “We have broken the BACKBONE of the terrorists”. I think the USA has now taken away those bones with them and will now place them in the “Hall of Fame”. Recommend

  • May 5, 2011 - 3:48PM

    @ f

    Excellent Questions. Will ISI and Chiefs of Armed Forces take a queue?Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    May 5, 2011 - 3:52PM

    @Javed:
    What makes you think these Honourable people actually will Resign??
    What makes you think that the CJ and Imran khan will be any better for the Task??
    The answer to your prayers lie with the People of Pakistan to demand certain basic rights, such as Transparency, Accountability, Respect for the Constitution.
    These three will be the start to creating a Nation to be proud of !!Recommend

  • Hasan
    May 5, 2011 - 3:54PM

    The first response should be that both Generals Kiyani and Pasha resign at once admitting their shortcoming.Recommend

  • S Minhaj Zafer
    May 5, 2011 - 3:56PM

    Please stop hyperventilating. Look at the events a little before Raymond Davis’s release & try to join the dots. Everything (Internationally) happened as agreed and planned with few minor glitches here & there. Internally the President took advantage of this & stable now.Recommend

  • Wowem
    May 5, 2011 - 4:02PM

    at least salvage some stinking remains of your almost destroyed pride; please handle that helicopter tail and rotor assembly (which appears rather intact) carefully and gift wrap for special delivery to the Peoples Republic of China where it may be replicated and possibly also be given in its developed form back to the PAF. It appears to be hitherto undisplayed Stealth technology according to the highly credible and widely respected magazine Aviation Week. The Chinese would love such a toy!!Recommend

  • dr saifi
    May 5, 2011 - 4:10PM

    Today pakistani nation is upset with a great grieve.. Our militry and civil rulers are hiding like a raped women who even dont want to recall that event. Today, for the 1st time i am ashamed to be a pakistani.. My “peti band” brothers who use to empty my pockets for their neccesities by taking all the budgets needs to be hanged across the road for all that darama with this nation.Recommend

  • AnisAqeel
    May 5, 2011 - 5:16PM

    Shame on all of us, the entire nation who can’t figure out and read what is written on the wall. The wall is big and writing is in capital letters. Consider loving Pakistan first and anything else after to save the country.Recommend

  • poola
    May 5, 2011 - 5:17PM

    General Kiya-nahi and General Bi-pasha should be sacked and arrested (for court martial afterward) immediately.Recommend

  • SA
    May 5, 2011 - 5:23PM

    “The Men At Their Best” caught pants down ;) and now running away leaving their pants behind… Recommend

  • Abbas Khan
    May 5, 2011 - 5:37PM

    Allah has saved President Zardari and his government from these hypocrat Generals, as their plan to replace Zardai government with Technocrats including their newest recruit Imran was in final stages. They are not talking or planning how to stop future attacks on Pakistan, they are discussing what to do with their political ambitions. If top brass has any shame, they should resign immediately.Recommend

  • Hassan
    May 5, 2011 - 5:53PM

    I have a feeling anything the army comes up with will hit the Americans real bad. there is nothing hidden from Army regarding the americans. the bin ladin raid was a wakeup call for the army….Recommend

  • Khalid Rahim
    May 5, 2011 - 6:39PM

    Osama bin Laden like many other Bogeyman had reached his usefulness for the american administration. As living alibi of the 09/11 incident placed before a court in NY he would be
    a great obstacle to the lies of the neocons and their worldwide allies. Dead and buried only
    through acts of confusion the issue will eventaully whither away. These meetings and various
    statements coming from GHQ and Pak Secretariate should be shunned since the damage is
    not reversible. The US administration acted in connivance of our present Character that we
    developed since the 80s! We followed a path of self-centered bigotry by making mockery of
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  • May 5, 2011 - 6:47PM

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    In the mean while,our chief minister met with Army chief of staff,

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    and they done unexpected.Recommend

  • hamza khan
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    @J Oberoi:

    your RAW has been supporting terrorism for 20 years, first by supporting the mukti bahini in 1971 and then by supporting various rebels in sri lanka who caused terrorism to spread, and finally in balochistan. so please, stop trolling our websites and worry about yourself.Recommend

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