Former Pakistan prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani criticised ex-Army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani for not launching a military operation against militants in the restive North Waziristan during his tenure.
A leader of the ruling PML-N party has said Pakistan is being put on a "war footing" to counter a surge in terrorism even as he claimed former army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had been "unwilling" to tackle the Taliban.
Eleven people died in sectarian violence in Pakistan`s largest city on Tuesday, taking the overall death toll in two days to 18 as unrest spiralled out of control on the eve of the Islamic holy month of Muharram.
Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani today criticised the Indian military leadership, saying their remarks about the Pakistani military and ISI`s support to terrorism were "unfortunate, unfounded and provocative".
In what will bring an end to his six-year tenure as Pakistan Military Chief, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani announced that he would step down on November 29, dismissing the reports about his future plans as "speculations".
Pakistan`s powerful Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Sunday declared that he was not seeking any more extension and would retire as scheduled on November 29, laying to rest intense speculation about his future.