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Global Insider: Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff

Friday, June 4, 2010

Late last month, Pakistan's Defense Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar denied rumors that the government was planning to extend Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's term as chief of army staff. In an e-mail interview, Hassan Abbas, Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society and Quaid-i-Azam Professor at Columbia University, discusses the possible candidates for one of Pakistan's most powerful positions.

WPR: As Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani's honorable retirement in November 2010 draws nearer, what are the prospects of his term as Pakistan's chief of army staff being extended? ...

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