Pakistani army chief denies coup plans

Pakistani army chief denies coup plans
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First Published: Fri, Dec 23 2011. 10 49 PM IST

No takeover: Pakistani army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. AP
No takeover: Pakistani army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. AP
Updated: Fri, Dec 23 2011. 10 49 PM IST
No takeover: Pakistani army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. AP
Pakistani army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Friday denied plans for a military coup, one day after Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said there was a conspiracy to bring down his civilian government.
“Pakistan Army has and will continue to support democratic process in the country,” the army quoted Kayani as telling troops during a visit to the border with Afghanistan. “The Army is fully cognizant of its constitutional obligations and responsibilities.”
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First Published: Fri, Dec 23 2011. 10 49 PM IST