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Pakistan army chief gets three-year extension in office

world Updated: Jul 22, 2010 23:40 IST

Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Thursday extended the term of country's powerful army chief by three years in a move to preserve continuity in the fight against Islamist militancy.

General Ashfaq Kayani was due to retire in November after completion of his three-year term in office.
Gilani announced the extension in a televised address.