Pakistan on Monday reaffirmed the resolve to defend sovereignty at every cost and rejected the US proposal seeking joint military operations against high-value targets, sources said.
Well-placed sources told TheNation that top political and military leadership, which met at the Presidency, also rejected the US proposal for independent CIA intelligence operations on Pakistani soil.
Sources said that the meeting, which was chaired by President Asif Ali Zardari and attended by the Prime Minister, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), the Services Chiefs and the Secretary Defence, had a detailed discussion and all unanimously rejected the US proposal.
The meeting decided to resist such attempts that undermine sovereignty and security of the country and vowed to protect national interest at all costs.
The participants discussed threadbare the challenges relating to national security and decided to uphold the decisions of the sovereign parliament, particularly its unanimous resolution adapted on May 13.
The meeting which lasted for more than three hours discussed a number of other issues including the inland situation, regional security and steps recommended by the parliament with regards to sovereignty and security of the country.
Sources said that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani took into confidence President Zardari on the decisions taken during the Federal Cabinet’s Defence Committee while Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani took the President into confidence on the decisions taken at the Corps Commanders’ Conference.

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The Ntaion