Tag: Ashfaq Parvez Kayani

General Confusion

“As you may have heard,” Gen. Ashfaq Kayani said, calmly lighting another cigarette, “I’m India-centric.” The Army chief was referencing Bob Woodward’s assessment in Obama’s Wars, which had just been released. The 30-odd journalists who were at the briefing in Rawalpindi last November where the general made these remarks chortled. But this was no joke. General…

A Pakistani General Resigning?

The Pakistani generals are not famous for resigning, not even when they lose half a country (Yahya Khan) or start a disastrous war without the knowledge of their government (Pervez Musharraf). In fact, when they make huge blunders, they usually tend to sack the elected governments and declare themselves the rulers of our poor nation.…

drone do it

The general was refreshingly frank in his appraisal. “Myths and rumors about U.S. Predator strikes and casualty figures are many, but it’s a reality that most of those being killed … are hardcore elements, a sizable number of them foreigners,” said Maj. Gen. Ghayur Mehmood, general officer commanding in North Waziristan, earlier this month. After…