Zardari, Gilani, Kayani meet amid diplomatic tensions with US

Pakistan`s top leadership met to discuss the security situation.

Islamabad: Pakistan`s top civilian and
military leadership met Sunday to discuss the security
situation against the backdrop of continuing tensions with the
US over the secret military raid that killed al Qaeda leader
Osama bin Laden.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani called on President
Asif Ali Zardari at the presidency.
Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani also attended the
meeting that discussed the "current security situation", an
official statement said.

This was the third meeting between the three top
leaders since US special forces killed bin Laden during a raid
on a compound in the garrison city of Abbottabad on May 2.

The Pakistan government has condemned the US operation
as a violation of the country`s sovereignty.
Gilani told parliament last week that Pakistan will
respond with "full force" if the US conducts a similar raid in

Today`s meeting was held in the wake of a special
session of the two houses of parliament on Friday, during
which the military leadership briefed lawmakers about the US
raid against bin Laden.


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