ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has convened a cabinet meeting in Islamabad today to discuss security situation in the wake of US missile strike that killed Taliban chief and derailed planned peace talks with militants, media reported.
According to the sources, the cabinet meeting would be briefed by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan over about the prevailing internal security situation and the government’s strategy to review dimensions of its relations with the United States.
Besides presiding over the cabinet meeting, the PM is also likely to hold consultation with the army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani who is retiring on 29th of this month.
The government has also convened sessions of both National Assembly and Senate today to debate Pakistan’s relations with US in the backdrop of fresh missile attack.
Mehsud, along with at least four other militants, was killed when a US drone targeted his car in the North Waziristan. He was one of the most wanted and feared men in Pakistan with a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head, leading an insurgency from the Taliban stronghold.
Pakistani’s Foreign Office on Saturday summoned US ambassador Richard Olson and denounced the killing, saying that it has “derailed planned peace talks”.