Ashfaq Parvez Kayani http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25370/all en Pakistan Shi'ite leader criticises army chief after bombings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/pakistan-shiite-leader-criticises-army-chief-after-bombings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - In a rare challenge, a Shi'ite leader publicly criticised powerful Pakistani army chief General Ashfaq Kayani over security in the country after bombings aimed at the minority sect killed 114 people.</p> <p>"I ask the army chief: What have you done with these extra three years you got (in office). What did you give us except more death," Maulana Amin Shaheedi, who heads a national council of Shi'ite organisations, told a news conference.</p> <p>(Reporting by Mehreen Zahra-Malik; Writing by Michael Georgy)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/pakistan-shiite-leader-criticises-army-chief-after-bombings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:45:34 +0000 5733113 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 2100 GMT, Jan 11 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-2100-gmt-jan-11 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>BEIRUT/GENEVA - Rebels seized control of one of Syria's largest helicopter bases on Friday, opposition sources said, in their first capture of a military airfield used by President Bashar al-Assad's forces.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-2100-gmt-jan-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Asia Human Interest Punjabi people Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:45:24 +0000 5733442 at http://www.globalpost.com Gen. Ozel has talks in Pakistan, set to visit India http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/gen-ozel-has-talks-pakistan-set-visit-india <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Ozel began a visit to Pakistan on the first leg of a tour that will also take him to India, meeting with senior Pakistani commanders and receiving a top Pakistani state award on Monday.</p><P>Gen. Ozel had talks with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen. Khalid Shameem Wynne and Chief of Army Staff Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. There have been no reports on the content of his talks.</p><P>He was also awarded a Nishan-i Imtiaz, the highest decoration presented by the State of Pakistan to individuals from Pakistan or other countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/gen-ozel-has-talks-pakistan-set-visit-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Military of Pakistan Military personnel Politics War Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:38:23 +0000 Asianet 5800418 at http://www.globalpost.com Army Chief confers awards on military personnel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/army-chief-confers-awards-military-personnel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Tuesday conferred military awards on the Army personnel in an investiture ceremony held at General Headquarters.</p><P>Total 77 awards were conferred on military personnel in three different categories. A large number of military officials and relatives of awardees attended the ceremony.</p><P>Twenty-five officers were awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military), 47 officers and soldiers were awarded Tamgha-e-Bisalat, five soldiers were awarded United Nations (UN) Medal. Medals of Shuhada were received by their family members.</p> Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Chief of Army Staff Punjabi people Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:03:42 +0000 Asianet 5800727 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. commander underlines Pakistan's cooperation for Afghan operations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/us-commander-underlines-pakistans-cooperation-afghan-operations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Top American commander has reaffirmed the importance of the U.S.-Pakistani security relationship to ongoing operations in Afghanistan and also to regional security and stability, the U.S. embassy said Saturday.</p><P>General Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command, wrapped his two-day visit to Pakistan on Saturday after a series of meetings with senior Pakistani military leaders, the U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/us-commander-underlines-pakistans-cooperation-afghan-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Government of Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 06:16:23 +0000 Asianet 5806208 at http://www.globalpost.com Scrutiny of NA-49 candidates completes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/scrutiny-na-49-candidates-completes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Some 12 more prospective candidates for the constituency of NA-48 Saturday appeared before Returning Officer (RO) at the District and Sessions Court as the first phase of the scrutiny of nomination forms continued.</p><P>While the scrutiny of nomination papers of all the candidates for NA-49 have completed but the final list of the candidates will be issued later.</p><P>RO for NA-48 Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Azam Khan scrutinised nomination papers of Chaudhary Ashraf Gujar, Sahibzada Ahmed Raza Qasori, Allama Zaheer Abbas Qadri, Zahid Iqbal Bakhtawri and others.</p><P</p> </p</p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/scrutiny-na-49-candidates-completes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Asia Secularism in Pakistan Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:06:24 +0000 Asianet 5808180 at http://www.globalpost.com COAS chairs formation commanders’ conference http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/coas-chairs-formation-commanders-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The 70th Formation Commanders’ Conference chaired by General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), concluded at General Headquarters on Thursday. The half yearly conference was attended by Corps Commanders, Principal Staff Officers and all Formation Commanders.</p><P>The forum was given comprehensive briefings on external and internal security environment and professional matters.</p><P>Plans to provide security during May elections as asked for by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) were also discussed and deliberated.</p> Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Punjabi people Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:20:21 +0000 Asianet 5813083 at http://www.globalpost.com Generals peg soldiers for elections security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/generals-peg-soldiers-elections-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Around a hundred Pakistan Army generals showed up at the concluding day of a high-profile commanders’ meeting on Thursday as the military command assigned the field formations the duties for troops’ engagement as response force and standby support during the general elections.</p><P>The reportedly two-day event marked the launch of military's security preparations for the general elections with a formal go-ahead given to the formation heads/field commanders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/generals-peg-soldiers-elections-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Government of Pakistan Military of Pakistan War Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:34:15 +0000 Asianet 5813144 at http://www.globalpost.com 70th Formation Commanders’ Conference discusses security during May polls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/70th-formation-commanders-conference-discusses-security-during-may-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The 70th Formation Commanders’ Conference chaired by General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), concluded at General Headquarters here on Thursday.</p><P>The half yearly conference was attended by Corps Commanders, Principal Staff Officers and all Formation Commanders, said an ISPR press release issued here.</p><P>The forum was given comprehensive briefings on external and internal security environment and professional matters. Plans to provide security during May elections as asked for by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) were also discussed and deliberated.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/70th-formation-commanders-conference-discusses-security-during-may-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Punjabi people Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:03:12 +0000 Asianet 5813228 at http://www.globalpost.com COAS chairs formation commanders’ conference http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/coas-chairs-formation-commanders-conference-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The 70th Formation Commanders’ Conference chaired by General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), concluded at General Headquarters on Thursday. The half yearly conference was attended by Corps Commanders, Principal Staff Officers and all Formation Commanders.</p><P>The forum was given comprehensive briefings on external and internal security environment and professional matters.</p><P>Plans to provide security during May elections as asked for by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) were also discussed and deliberated.</p><P>PPI</p> Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Punjabi people Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:49:15 +0000 Asianet 5814327 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry to meet Karzai, Pakistan military head http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/kerry-meet-karzai-pakistan-military-head <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold a meeting Wednesday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the head of Pakistan's armed forces, Ashfaq Kayani, a US diplomatic source said.</p> <p>Kerry, in Brussels for a gathering of NATO foreign ministers on Tuesday, "has offered to host a meeting with Afghan and Pakistani officials", the source said.</p> <p>Along with Karzai and Kayani will be Afghan Defence Minister Bishmullah Mohammadi and Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani, the source added.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/kerry-meet-karzai-pakistan-military-head" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Hamid Karzai Pashtun people AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:52:28 +0000 5822360 at http://www.globalpost.com Three generations of Pakistani family killed in UK fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140428/three-generations-pakistani-family-killed-uk-fire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Five people spanning three generations of an ethnic Pakistani family, including a nine-week-old baby girl and two other children, were killed Monday in a house fire in Britain.</p> <p>Shabbina Begum, 54, and her 20-year-old daughter Anum Parwaiz Kayani, were named as the two adults killed in the blaze in Sheffield, northern England.</p> <p>"It's a tragedy beyond description," said Begum's cousin Ishfaq Hussain Kayani.</p> <p>He said an infant girl was among those who had died, as well as nine-year-old Adhyan Parwaiz Kayani and seven-year-old Amaan Parwaiz Kayani.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140428/three-generations-pakistani-family-killed-uk-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Begum Punjabi people AFP Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:18:00 +0000 6133146 at http://www.globalpost.com