Tag: Generals

PM okays retirement of five generals

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, on the recommendation of the chief of army staff, has approved the retirement of five General Officers from the...

From Memogate to Mehrangate

Hardboiled players script potboiled drama Younis Habib, the quintessential crook, has little credibility. The ailing ex-convict and chief executive of the defunct Mehran Bank was...

Generals versus senators and Musharraf’s dying political ambitions

The resolution unanimously adopted by the Senate on Tuesday to try former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf for treason upon his return came in...

NAB to act against top generals in NLC case

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday took serious notice of no response from AG’s Branch at GHQ despite issuing four reminders in connection...

A political slumbering

No saviour in sight? The Kasur incident where people looted chairs is not something that should be laughed away. This is a very serious message...

Egyptian generals on defensive over Copt deaths

Egypt’s military went on the defensive Wednesday over the weekend killing of 25 people, mainly Coptic Christians, saying troops would not fire on citizens...

Pak Army promotes 19 brigadiers to major generals

Pak Army’s Promotion Board, headed by Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, gave a go-ahead to the promotion of 19...

No action against generals yet

Setting aside the directives of Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the Planning Commission (PC) has not taken tangible steps to initiate action against the three...

Generals focussed more on land than duty: Asma

Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jahangir said on Tuesday that Pakistan Army generals were least bothered about country’s security and more concerned...

Tanks deploy in Yemeni capital as generals defect

SANAA - Tanks were deployed in the Yemeni capital on Monday as top generals pledged allegiance to the "revolution" and the country's main tribal leader demanded President Ali Abdullah Saleh's exit from power.
Tanks took up positions in key locations across Sanaa including at the presidential palace, the central bank and the ministry of defence, but it was unclear what their orders were or who was in command. In the first of a series of body blows to Saleh's authority, General Ali

‘Generals have joined hands with feudal lords, capitalists’

KARACHI - The generals of Pakistan have formed an alliance with feudal lords and capitalists and have become a burden for the country rather than making sacrifices for it, MQM chief Altaf Hussain said on Monday.
"I am ready to die if my death brings revolution in the country and this will be a great honour for me," he said while speaking to journalists via telephone from London at Jinnah Ground in Azizabad.
Hussain said that people from the educated middle and poor classes

SC reserves verdict on contempt proceedings against PCO judges, generals

ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on whether it could initiate contempt proceedings against PCO judges and the army generals involved in the promulgation of November 3, 2007 emergency in the country in defiance of a seven-member Supreme Court bench's restraining order.
The court also reserved its decision on employing the assistance of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) and presidents of provincial bar associations in contempt proceedings against the PCO

Army generals behind fall of Dhaka, says Nawaz

LAHORE - Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Nawaz Sharif held the army generals responsible for the fall of Dhaka, lamenting that no general was prosecuted, nor was anyone put to accountability.
"We did not learn any lesson from making of Bangladesh, as Justice Hamudur Rehman Commission held the generals responsible for the fall of Dhaka," he said, pointed out that about 33 years were wasted in martial law time period. It was martial law that led to the

SC says it will hold army generals in contempt

ISLAMABAD: Army generals who violated the Supreme Court's restraining order issued by a seven-judge bench on November 3, 2007, will be issued contempt notices, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja said on Monday.
The bench was hearing contempt charges against superior courts' judges who took oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) in defiance of the Supreme Court orders. The bench on Monday dismissed objections of PCO judges on the bench's composition, rejecting a plea for the