Gen Kayani gets three year extension

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani announced the extension of Chief of Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's tenure.


Express July 22, 2010

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani announced the extension of Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayanis tenure for three years on Thursday.

Speaking to the nation on national television, PM Gilani said that the country is passing through times, and that the civil government and armed forces had carried out successful operations in Swat.

He said that Gen Kayanis leadership was key to the success in the fight against terrorism and keeping this in light it was mandatory to extend his tenure.

Gilani said that after consultations with President Asif Zardari, he has decided to extend the tenure for three years.

COMMENTS (49)

SAEED KHURSHID AHMAD | 11 years ago | Reply Another blow to the sham ‘rule of law’in pakistan! This has proved that pak army is dependent on generals. To me our army produces generals not the generals produce army. It could be far better if we could trust army and let the rules of promotion and retirement prevail for rule of law; ‘one day father has to retire’ but we still not relying on our generals and violate the law.
SYED AGHA ALI MOOSAVI | 11 years ago | Reply @ Farigh,do not tell me WORLD TRADE CENTER was the responsibility of BUSH,just see what all was done after that . Swat and other measures being taken by General will be a land mark in this war against physical and mental terrorist like you.
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