No plans to change Army Chief Kayani: Pak govt
Islamabad: Pakistan government today said it
has no plans to remove Army Chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani or make
changes in the military high command, dismissing speculation
in this regard amid concerns expressed by top Generals over
conditions attached to USD 7.5 billion in American aid.
There is no move by the government to change the army
chief, Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira told reporters
at Chaklala military airbase near the garrison city of
Sections of the ruling PPP have been critical of the army
for coming out in public with its concerns over conditions
attached to USD 7.5 billion in American aid to be provided to
Pakistan over a period of five years under the Kerry-Lugar
Though no senior PPP leader has made a public comment in
this regard, Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar has said
that army should not have gone public with its concerns.
Babar noted that US aid packages negotiated under former
President Pervez Musharraf too contained similar clauses as in
the Kerry-Lugar bill but the army had not complained then.
The army conveyed its concerns over the US bill to Prime
Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in a letter. The army`s corps
commanders also discussed the matter during a meeting chaired
by Kayani last week.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi addressing rally in Imphal
- Will Shiv Sena join hands with Congress to stop BJP from entering BMC?
- Report: Are mobile smartphones more unhygienic than toilet seats?
- Delhi: Three-year-old twins die after falling into washing machine in Rohini
- BSF catches cow slaughter gang near India-Bangladesh border in Malda
- Ind vs Aus: Mohammed Azharuddin says Jayant Yadav and Ishant Sharma should be replaced in next Test
- WATCH: Kieron Pollard's epic celebration after destroying Lahore Qalandars in Dubai
- Indian doctor rescued from ISIS recounts horror, says 'they forced me to watch videos, shot me thrice'
- Mitchell Johnson takes a dig at Anil Kumble over calling Steve O'Keefe 'steady'
- India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 3: As it happened...