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Pakistan's Top Military Commander Retires

Pakistan’s top military commander, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, retires in November after six years as chief of the country’s most powerful institution. Kayani, seen as the second most powerful man in Pakistan, has headed the military since November 2007.  The army chief is largely credited with halting the pattern of military intervention in politics and allowing democracy to develop. But extremism and terrorism also flourished under his watch, said author and analyst Ahmed...

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