Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Army Chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani have stated that under no given circumstances will Pakistan accept Indian hegemony in the region.
The meeting between the two was held in the backdrop of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to India earlier this week, the Nation reports.
Hillary had told her Indian counterpart SM Krishna that the US wants India to play a leading role in Asia.
Kayani also discussed the security situation in the country as well as the region with Gilani.
The Army chief also briefed the Prime Minister about professional matters of the Pakistan Army as well as the ongoing operation against militants in the tribal areas.
He took the Prime Minister into confidence over his meeting with the US national intelligence chief besides informing him about the ISI chief’s visit to Washington and his parleys with the CIA acting chief over sharing of intelligence, the report said.
The Prime Minister during the meeting said that Pakistan would continue the fight against terrorism in its own interest, despite the heavy losses of men and material.
First Published: Saturday, July 23, 2011, 14:38