Gilani musters political support as US ties deteriorate
Islamabad, Sep 26: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has convened an all-Party conference here Thursday to devise a future course of action as Islamabad's ties with Washington deteriorated following a US accusation that Pakistan was supporting the Haqqani terror network linked to Al Qaeda.
Sources told Online new agency that representatives of Pakistan's military and intelligence agencies would attend the Sep 29 all-party meeting called to discuss the tense diplomatic stand-off with the US.
The conference is expected to discuss Pakistan-US ties and the country's security situation.
Leaders of all political parties, including those not represented in parliament, and heads of religious groups have been invited for the crucial meeting, sources said Monday.
The course of action would be developed after consultation with leaders of all political.
US military commanders have accused Pakistan's spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence, of supporting the Haqqani network for carrying out two attacks on the US embassy in Kabul and US military base in Afghanistan's Wadak province this month.
President Asif Ali Zardari has welcomed the initiative taken by Gilani to approach political parties for the meet to evolve national consensus on security situation.
Farhatullah Babar, the president's spokesperson, said that the president commended the prime minister for taking a very correct and timely decision in the larger interest of the country.
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