Lahore: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is not considering any proposal to grant extension in service to powerful Army Chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, a senior leader of the ruling PPP has said, amid reports that he may get another two years in office.
“Neither the Army Chief nor anyone from the ruling Pakistan People's Party has forwarded a proposal to the President in this regard,” PPP spokesperson and Parliamentarian Fauzia Wahab told a group of reporters here on Wednesday.
Recent reports in the media had suggested that General Kayani was indirectly informed by the government that it was willing to give him a two-year extension.
Meanwhile, Army Chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has promoted 29 Brigadiers to the rank of Major-General and at least seven more officers are expected to be made three-star Generals over the next few weeks.
The decision to promote the 29 Brigadiers was made at a meeting of the Army Promotion Board chaired by General Kayani . — PTI