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Pakistan's PM fires his defence secretary

Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has fired his defence secretary and accused him of gross misconduct.

The move has enraged the army and comes amid growing tensions between the military and the civilian government.

The row has fuelled fears of more instability in Pakistan.

Daniel Griffiths reports.

  • 12 Jan 2012
  • From the section Asia