Friday, March 26, 2010

Pakistan Army Ready to Forgo Military Hardware: Kayani

Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said on Thursday that the military was willing to forgo its requests for hardware to ensure that Pakistan’s energy and economic needs were met.At a briefing at the Pakistan Embassy, Gen Kayani also said that there had been a marked change in the US attitude towards Pakistan because of the army’s success in South Waziristan and Swat.“I told Senator John Kerry and Senator Richard Lugar that in order to make sure that Pakistan’s economy and energy needs are met, we are willing to forgo the military equipment that we have asked for,” he said.“The most important concerns for Pakistan today are economy and energy and we have emphasised that with the American administration that these are the needs that need to be met,” he added.Gen Kayani met the two senators earlier this week when he arrived in Washington for the two-day strategic dialogue, which concluded on Thursday....................Dawn


"Forgo Military Hardware" indeed. Making a virtue out of necessity are we? Gen. Kayani, meet mister economic reality.

It's called being conscientious not something show off, big spenders without integrity can comprehend....
Pakistani forces can more than hold their own, care to find out?

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