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.
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.
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.