karachi - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has hailed the address of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani clearing the ambiguities regarding general elections and role of the Armed Forces.

In a statement issued here on Wednesday, Altaf Hussain said that Kayani deserved to be praised greatly for expressing his point of view on highly sensitive issues in a bold manner. He said that COAS had proved that he was a courageous and fearless soldier who was always ready to defend the country.

The bold statement of Kayani gave a new hope to the nation, and it dissipated the mist of doubts, Altaf Hussain added.

The MQM chief said, "Gen Kayani raised the heads of the nation with pride by offering a brave and courageous stance. The entire nation salutes him and all other officers and men of the Pakistan Army."