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PM Gilani exchanging views with PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif in a meeting. -- APP File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday was swayed by the prime minister for his party to attend next meeting of the parliamentary committee, which is delineating new rules of engagement with the US and the Nato, DawnNews reported.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani made a telephone call and appealed the PML-N chief to end boycotting meetings of the committee.

He assured Sharif that all reservations of his party over recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) will be removed.

The PML-N chief, in response, assured the premier that his party will attend the next meeting of the committee.

Earlier, the absence of PML-N representatives prevented the committee from making any headway in its work to redraft its recommendations on the basis of the guidelines set by the top civilian-military leadership at a consultative meeting last week.

The committee is expected to meet one more time before the scheduled joint sitting of the parliament on Thursday.

The PCNS report carrying 16 major recommendations on new terms of engagements with the US was tabled by Senator Raza Rabbani, who also heads the committee, on the first day of the joint sitting on March 20.