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No pressure to be accepted to revise ties with US

03 May, 2012

President, Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister, Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani chair a meeting held at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad.
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ISLAMABAD: A high-level meeting on Wednesday decided that no pressure would be accepted in order to restore ties with the United States while no compromise would be made on national security.

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani chaired a high-level meeting to review the situation of national security.

Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Finance Minister Hafeez Sheikh, DG ISI lieutenant General Zaheer ul Islam, Pakistani Ambassador in the US Sherry Rehman and others participated in the meeting.

Several matters related to national security including the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) regarding restoration of NATO supply and ties with the US, situation of Afghanistan¸ ongoing war against terrorism and others were discussed.

According to the Presidential Spokesperson, during the meeting matters related to national and regional security were discussed in detailed.

Sources told Online, during the meeting the leaders strongly condemned drone attacks while addressing the meeting President Asif Ali Zardari said that national security and sovereignty of the country is the top most priority of the government and therefore, no compromise would be made on it.

He said that drone attacks have brought negative impact in an ongoing war against terrorism.

President Zardari said that all defence requirements of the armed forces would be provided at any cost in order to ensure the national security of the country.


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