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Pakistan army warns of 'consequences' to PM charge
Pakistan army warns of 'grievous consequences' after PM says army chief violated constitution
By The Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) ' Pakistan's military is warning of 'grievous consequences' after the prime minister was reported to have accused the army chief and the head of the spy agency of violating the constitution.

The military statement Wednesday is the latest sign of a destabilizing clash between the army and the government of President Asif Ali Zardari, which many commentators believe could end in the dismissal of the current administration.

Prime Minister Yousuf Reza Gilani was quoted as telling a Chinese newspaper that army chief Gen. Pervez Ashfaq Kayani had violated the constitution by submitting statements to the Supreme Court about a scandal involving a memo sent to Washington that is rocking the country.

The army statement said this had "very serious ramifications with potentially grievous consequences for the country."

It did not elaborate.

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