Army Committed to Supporting Civilian Government

American Gen. David Petraus met with Army Chief General Kayani yesterday, according to a report in Dawn. During this meeting the American General asked Gen. Kayani about the military’s feelings towards the current civilian government and whether ther was the possibility of a coup.

According to this conversation, Gen. Kayani has stated that the military will not commit a coup d’etat against the Zardari government, but rather is committed to supporting the democratically elected civilian government.

‘I have seen no indication that (army chief) General Ashfaq Kayani is entertaining such a notion,’ local newspapers on Tuesday quoted Petraeus as telling reporters at the US ambassador’s residence when asked about his meeting with Kayani.

‘Whenever we have talked to them they say they are committed to democratically elected civilian government.’

 

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