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Reminder of good old days, passing out 129 PMA Course at Kakul. Despite rain, clouds, COAS & PM landed, reviewed parade. Perfect parade, felt proud. Polio Campaign:Waziristan, the most affected area, followed by Khyber and a small area in Karachi. Need to join hands to save next generation. (Tweeted by DG ISPR @AsimBajwaISPR)

Press Release
Rawalpindi - January 11, 2012: 

APP has issued a statement on 9th of January 2012 giving details of the interview given by the Honourable Prime Minister of Pakistan to The Peoples Daily Online of China when the COAS was also on an official visit to China. The Honourable Prime Minister inter alia termed the responses given by COAS and DG ISI in the alleged Memo Case to the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan as unconstitutional and illegal. This part of the statement has been quoted and widely debated in the media.
There can be no allegation more serious than what the Honourable Prime Minister has leveled against COAS and DG ISI and has unfortunately charged the officers for violation of the Constitution of the Country. This has very serious ramifications with potentially grievous consequences for the Country.
The statement does not take into account following important facts:- 
  - COAS and DG ISI were cited as Respondents in the Petitions as such and after hearing the parties the Honourable  Supreme Court served notices directly to the Respondents. This was not objected to by the learned Attorney General of Pakistan.
  - The responses by the respondents were sent to the Ministry of Defence for onward submission to the Honourable Supreme Court, through Attorney General (Law Ministry).
  - A letter was also dispatched to the Attorney General of Pakistan and the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan informing that the replies have been submitted to the Ministry of Defence.
   - It is emphasized that copies of the statements of the two Respondents were not forwarded directly to the Supreme Court.
   - Responsibility for moving summaries and obtaining approvals of Competent Authority thereafter lay with the relevant ministries and not with the Respondents.
It is also highlighted that after a meeting between the Honourable Prime Minister and the COAS, the Honourable Prime Minister had publicly stated through a press release of 16th December 2011 that the replies submitted were in response to the notice of the Court through proper channel and in accordance with the rules of business. No objections were raised before and thereafter, on the legality and constitutional status of the replies, at any time, during the last more than three weeks of hearing of the case by the Honourable Supreme Court.
It is also categorically stated that COAS and DG ISI in their response to the Honourable Supreme Court were obliged to state facts as known to them, on the Memo Issue. The issue of jurisdiction and maintainability of the Petitions was between the Honourable Supreme Court and the Federation.
Any expectation that COAS will not state the facts is neither constitutional nor legal.  Allegiance to State and the Constitution is and will always remain prime consideration for the Respondent, who in this case has followed the book.


Press Release
Rawalpindi - January 11, 2012: 

Lieutenant General Myat Hein, Commander in Chief, Myanmar Air Force called on Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at General Headquarters today.
The visiting dignitary remained with him for some time and discussed the matters of professional interest.

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Lieutenant General Myat Hein, Commander in Chief, Myanmar Air Force called on Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at General Headquarters today. (11-01-2012) Photo ISPR

 


Press Release
Rawalpindi - January 11, 2012: 

Lieutenant General Myat Hein, Commander-in-Chief Myanmar, called on General Khalid Shameem Wynne, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC). He stayed with the Chairman for some time and discussed matters related to professional interest.

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