Kayani a pro-democracy army chief, says Gilani


LAHORE: Prime Minster Yousaf Raza Gilani has said Army chief Ashfaq Kayani is a pro-democracy army chief, reported a private TV channel on Monday. Addressing the US media in Washington, Gilani said Kayani had always backed democracy. He said he would keep Kayani’s support for democracy in mind while extending his tenure as the army chief of Pakistan. Gilani said Pakistan should also be provided access to civil nuclear technology. He said Pakistan had proven that its nuclear programme was in secure hands. The prime minister ruled out the possibility of anybody being allowed access to Abdul Qadeer Khan.

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