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Background

  • Kayani is married and has two children, a son and a daughter. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani belongs to Kayani clan which claims ancestry from Persian Kayanian dynasty.

  • Education

    • Ashfaq enrolled in the Military College Jhelum and made a transfer to Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1971 in his class of 45th PMA Long Course.Ultimately, he gained commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the 5th Battalion of the famed Baloch Regiment on 29 August 1971. He actively participated and joined up the military in time of 1971 war with India.

      After the war, Ashfaq continue to resume his studies and became more involved with his studies after joining the Command and Staff College in Quetta. After his graduation, Kiyani departed to United States on deputation and educated at the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth and the United States Army Infantry School at the Fort Benning. After graduating from the military institutions in the United States, Ashfaq returned to Pakistan and attained his master of science in War studies from the National Defence University. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is a chain smoker as well as a keen golfer. He is currently president of the Pakistan Golf Federation. During his long military career, Ashfaq has been on the faculty of School of Infantry and Tactics, also in Quetta. Ashfaq briefly taught war courses at the Command and Staff College in Quetta and later moved on to accepting the professorship of strategic studies and joined the teaching faculty at the National Defence University in Islamabad.

    Career

    • The most powerful man in an unstable country; Pakistan's de facto leader controls nuclear weapons and one of the world's largest standing armies. Despite tension over drone strikes, Kayani remains a key ally in the war on terror. 2012 LOWLIGHT: His own Supreme Court issued a series of rulings holding the military accountable for human rights abuses and political meddling.

    Views

    Quotations: -"the trust between the leaders and the led in the army."

    -"Let us take a pause and examine the two fundamental questions: one, are we promoting the rule of law and the Constitution; two, are we strengthening or weakening the institutions?"

    -"We are not criminals. We are in politics, we represent sentiments. Why should people make it an issue."

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, Book reading, Observing

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    Nationality
    • 1971
      Pakistan Military Academy
    • 1967 - 1971
      Military College Jhelum
    • 1988
      United States Army Command & General Staff College
    • 2000 - September, 2003
      Director General of Military Operations (DGMO)
    • 2003
      Lieutenant General, army (Pakistan)
    • 2004 - 2007
      director, general Inter-Superior vena cava syndrome Intelligence (Inter-Services Intelligence)
    • 2007
      Vice Chief of Army Staff, Army (Pakistan)

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