Pak leadership meets Kayani for first time since Osama op

Pak Prez and PM held their first meeting with Army chief Kayani in the wake of a US raid that killed bin Laden.

Last Updated: May 08, 2011, 00:14 AM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday held their first meeting with Army chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani in the wake of a US raid that killed Osama bin Laden in the garrison city
of Abbottabad.

State-run PTV showed footage of Zardari and Gilani
meeting the Army chief at the presidency. There was no
official word on the discussions at the meeting.

Official sources said the civil and military
leadership were expected to discuss the fallout of bin Laden`s
killing in the US operation on Monday, especially questions
being raised about Pakistan`s failure to detect the al Qaeda
chief, and to forge a strategy to cope with the situation.

Gilani returned from an official visit to France this
morning while Zardari would travel to Kuwait later in the day.

The civil and military leadership have already said
that the US did not inform Pakistan about the raid that killed
bin Laden.

They have described the raid as an "unauthorised
unilateral action" and the Army has warned that it will
respond if any other such operation is mounted by the US or
any other country.

PTI