ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf met President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday and discussed with him issues relating to Pakistan-US relations and Nato supply routes, sources in the Presidency told Dawn.

However, a press release about the meeting did not mention that the two PPP leaders discussed the issue of Nato supply routes.

“Overall political situation and law and order situation in the country, particularly Balochistan, were discussed during the meeting,” the President’s spokesman Farhatullah Babar said.

The sources said the prime minister had informed the President that he had called a meeting of the Defence Committee of the Cabinet on Tuesday to review negotiations held with a visiting US team on the Nato supply issue.

According to the sources, the government is very close to taking a decision on reopening of supply routes to forces in Afghanistan on its own terms and condition, which may include an increase in levy on transportation charges.

More From This Section

PPO to be softened, PM assures Zardari

The opposition parties in the Senate, including the PPP, ANP and PML-Q, made it clear they will not let the bill pass.

TTP ends ceasefire, says talks option open

MIRAMSHAH: The outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan announced on Wednesday that it was not extending its...

MQM protests in Senate against ‘victimisation’

The ongoing operation in Karachi is targeted against political workers and not against criminals, said MQM.s Mashhadi.

Main accused will be court-martialled, govt tells SC

SC instructed federal and provincial govts to add charges under whichever sections of PPC they deemed necessary.


Comments are closed.
Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Cartoons
E-PAPER
Front Page