Taliban say Pakistan govt should show seriousness about talks

Pakistani Taliban, which carried out string of deadly attacks on security forces, on Friday claimed it was stronger than before and the government should show seriousness about holding talks with it.

With a midnight meeting, delicate new balance emerges in Pakistan

Just after midnight in early October, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and a coterie of his closest advisers met at his palatial Lahore home and made his toughest decision since coming to power - picking the new army chief.

Kayani supports dialogue with Taliban

Army chief General Ashfaq Kayani on Saturday said the army supports the government’s policy of dialogue with the Taliban to end the insurgency wracking the country.

Army chief, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee would be named together: Nawaz Sharif

It seems that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in no hurry to announce the successor of Army chief General Ashfaq Kayani, who is scheduled to step down from his post next month.

Pakistan army chief Kayani likely to remain head of military post-retirement

One of Pakistan`s most powerful men, General Ashfaq Kayani, is likely to stay head of the military with a new title when he steps down as army chief next month, government and security sources said, taking over some of the duties of his successor.

Discord between Pak Army, government over Taliban talks

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government`s futile attempts to check Islamist militancy have put Pakistan`s Army on a collision course with the former.

Pakistan Army Chief Ashfaq Kayani on UK visit

Ashfaq Kayani left for Britain yesterday and is scheduled to meet the senior civil and military leadership.

Now, Pakistani PM Gilani hails Army

Pakistan`s Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said the civilian leadership fully backs the armed forces.

Pakistan Army wants Prez Zardari `out of office`

Zardari returned to Pakistan this week from medical treatment in Dubai that raised speculation he would resign under pressure from the military.

Kayani meets top Army commanders after US claims

The Haqqani network is the most violent and effective faction among Taliban militants in Afghanistan.

Military leaders meet to salvage US-Pakistan ties

It was the first meeting between the pair since the May 02 military raid in which US Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden.

Options for Kayani

The crisis in Pakistan is much more serious than portrayed by the recent events.

Pakistan stands exposed on terrorism

The US has paid Pak more than USD 1 bn a year for counter terrorism ops.

Protecting Pak’s integrity to be priority: Kayani

Kayani had replaced former Pak president Musharraf as the Army Chief in 2007.

`Kayani, corps commanders on Pak Taliban’s hit list`

The TTP is planning to target Pakistan Army Chief Ashfaq Kayani and corps commanders.

Kayani wants India’s Afghan mission closed

According to a Canadian diplomat Pakistan Army chief Kayani is calling the shots in Afghanistan.

Afghan peace efforts will succeed: General Kayani

Pak Army Chief believes strategic framework must be defined by Afghanistan.

Defence ties, new N-reactors focus of Kayani`s talks in China

The China-Pakistan defence ties
and the problems being encountered by Beijing to build two new
nuclear reactors to Islamabad are expected to dominate
Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani`s talks here.