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Text of report by Pakistan newspaper private Geo News television on 23 December; words and passage within double slant lines are in English
[Anchorperson Masood Raza] Let us discuss Army Chief General Ishfaq Pervez Kayani's statement. We have with us senior analyst Hamid Mir.
[Begin live relay][Raza] Mr Mir, the army chief said the rumours are being spread in order to divert attention from the real issues. What these issues are in your views.
[Mir] Look, everybody knows Pakistan faces issues of corruption, and bad governance, but the investigations of Abbottabad operation [in which Bin-Ladin was killed] is the biggest issue right now.
It is true the government appointed its favourites and destroyed institutions like the PIA [Pakistan International Airlines], Railways, and WAPDA [Water and Power Development Authority], but the security of Pakistan is the biggest issue. You see the armed forces of the sole nuclear …