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'No let up' in war on terror in Pakistan

President General Pervez Musharraf's designated successor as army chief said on Friday there would be "no let up" in Pakistan's effort in the US-led war on terror.

  • Agencies
  • Published: 16:27 October 12, 2007
  • Gulf News

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  • General Ashfaq Kayani (pictured) is to replace Musharraf as army chief by November 15.

Islamabad: President General Pervez Musharraf's designated successor as army chief said on Friday there would be "no let up" in Pakistan's effort in the US-led war on terror.

General Ashfaq Kayani is to replace Musharraf as army chief by November 15, provided the Supreme Court confirms Musharraf's victory in last weekend's presidential election.

Following a visit to Pakistan's militant-troubled northwest, Kayani "reiterated that there would be no let up in the war against terrorism till it is taken to its logical conclusion," a military statement said.

In his first publicised comments on the situation in the troubled Waziristan region, Kayani told commanders there to "spare no effort in eradicating the menace of terrorism," the statement said.

The statement underlined expectations that Kayani, a close associate of Musharraf, would largely sustain Islamabad's close cooperation with the United States.

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