ISLAMABAD (AFP) –‘s army chief Thursday rejected suggestions of any rift between the military and embattled , and insisted the armed forces would stay out of politics.
, who succeeded Musharraf as army chief, told a gathering of top military commanders in the garrison city of Rawalpindi that the military had no intention of becoming more involved in the political process.
Pakistan’s army chief Ashfaq Kayani rejected suggestions of any rift between the military and embattled President Pervez Musharraf, and insisted the armed forces would stay out of politics.(AFP/HO)
“He pointed out that any kind of schism, at any level, under the circumstances would not be in the larger interest of the nation,” the military said in a statement.
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JACOBABAD, Pakistan (AFP) – said Friday he would convene the country’s new parliament within ten days and vowed his full support to the incoming coalition government.
Speaking at the opening of in southern , Musharraf said the international community recognised that he had fulfilled his pledge to hold free and fair elections.
“The national and provincial assemblies sessions will be called in a week or one and half weeks. There will be no hurdle to this,” state-runshowed him as saying.