John Kerry: Obama has time schedule for ending drone attacks

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- President Obama has a timetable for ending drone strikes in Pakistan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.

Kerry hopeful after meeting with Afghan, Pakistani leaders

BRUSSELS, April 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reported progress following a meeting with Afghan and Pakistani leaders on relaunching talks between the two countries.

Commentary: Geopolitical conundrum

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- “Why the U.S.-Pakistani Alliance Isn’t Worth the Trouble,” says former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani.

Dempsey: Personal ties build military ties

BAGHDAD, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Personal relationships are more important than hardware to build military ties between nations, the chairman of the U.S Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday.

Allen, Kayani meet

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- NATO commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen and Pakistan army chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani met in Islamabad to discuss greater cooperation in fighting terrorism.
Possible thaw in Indian-Pakistani Siachen dispute

Possible thaw in Indian-Pakistani Siachen dispute

GIARI, Pakistan, April 25 (UPI) -- Pakistani General Ashfaq Kayani comments on the Siachen dispute indicate possible progress.

Pakistani PM conciliatory toward military

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said Wednesday the country's civilian and military leaders "have to be seen to be on the same page."

Report: ISI head secretly meets Musharraf

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Pakistan's spy agency chief secretly met with former president Pervez Musharraf in Dubai to advise him against returning home, sources told Dawn News channel.
Report: Zardari on scheduled Dubai trip

Report: Zardari on scheduled Dubai trip

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari left Thursday on a one-day scheduled trip for Dubai amid an uncertain situation at home, local TV channels reported.

Pakistani envoy under pressure

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Pakistan's envoy to Washington said he has offered to resign if found guilty of seeking U.S. intervention to prevent a coup at home.

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Report: No action against Haqqanis planned

Report: No action against Haqqanis planned

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Pakistani army generals plan no immediate targeting of the violent Haqqani network despite U.S. pressure, military officials told CNN.

Pakistan intel chief says willing to quit

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 13 (UPI) -- Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, head of the Pakistani intelligence agency, told lawmakers Friday he is willing to resign, members of Parliament said.
Report: Kayani's top concern was nuke site

Report: Kayani's top concern was nuke site

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 9 (UPI) -- Gen. Ashfaq Kayani's first concern on hearing about the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound was Pakistan's nuclear sites, a source told The Wall Street Journal.
Mullen expresses concerns about militants

Mullen expresses concerns about militants

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Adm. Michael Mullen, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, arrived in Pakistan Saturday amid concerns about militants blamed for attacks in Afghanistan.
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General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, NI(M), HI(Urdu: اشفاق پرویز کیانی , born April 1952) is a four star general in the Pakistan Army, and the current Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army. He replaced General Pervez Musharraf as the Chief of Army Staff and the commandant of the army on November 29, 2007. General Kayani is the former Director General of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), and Director General of Military Operations (MO). On 24 July 2010, prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani extended General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani’s term as Chief of the Army Staff by three years, making him the first Pakistani four star general to receive a term extension from any democratic government.

Kayani has also served as her deputy military secretary of Benazir Bhutto during her first stint as prime minister. He also served as the General Officer Commander (GOC) 12th Infantry Division stationed in Murree, deployed all over the Line of Control and which comes under the X Corps (Rawalpindi).

Kayani's career progressed and he went on to serve as the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) from December 2000 to September 2003. It was during his tenure as DGMO that the intense military standoff of 2001-2002 between Pakistan and India took place.

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