Kiyani in sync with Pak Government’s Taliban appeasement policy

April 28th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban London, Apr 28 (ANI): Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Kiyani has done an about-turn from his quiet, but shocking position that the Government’s appeasement of the Taliban in the Swat Valley was a necessary step, a leading UK based daily has said.

His view, it has emerged in the year and a half since his appointment, is that the army was built to fight India, not Pakistanis, The Times has said.

General Kiyani seems to suggest that the Taliban is merely an uncomfortable phenomenon.

But the question is whether he, and President Zardari, will do only what their predecessors have done: Fight enough to pacify the US, and then strike a quiet truce (often hard to distinguish from surrender), the paper said.

General Kiyani, a former intelligence chief, is far more relaxed than his predecessor Pervez Musharraf in handling issues.

According to the paper, only time will tell whether General Kiyani will be prepared to help to enforce the unity of Pakistani law. (ANI)

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