Security briefing to Senate and National Assembly Standing Committees on Defence and Defence Production held at Army Auditorium, General Headquarters on Tuesday. – Photo by APP

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Pevez Kayani on Tuesday said Pakistan Army had no objection over government having dialogues with the Taliban, DawnNews reported.

Briefing the parliamentary defence committees at GHQ Rawalpindi, Gen Kayani said he had no intentions of sending the troops to North Waziristan prior to government’s orders.

Gen Kayani further said he informed the US that Pakistan did not require any military aid of any kind and that there would be no compromise on national sovereignty in bilateral ties of the two countries.

He mentioned that the defence budget was decreasing every year due to inflation and the Army had received only $ 0.2 billion of agreed $ 6 billion from the US.

The Army chief further said that the police and civil intelligence agencies were responsible for internal affairs of the country rather than the Army. “Army is not the solution of every problem,” he added.


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