Pakistan army chief says coup speculation false

By REUTERS
December 23, 2011 12:11

 
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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's army chief said on Friday that any speculation the military was planning a takeover was misleading.

An army statement quoted General Ashfaq Kayani as telling troops that the military will continue to support democracy in Pakistan, where a memo accusing the country's generals of plotting a coup has raised tensions with civilian leaders.

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