The top US and Pakistani military leaders were to meet on the sidelines of Nato talks in hopes of fixing strained ties following the US raid that killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a US defense official said on Thursday. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen and General Ashfaq Kayani are to meet on the margins of a Nato conference beginning in Spain on Friday, the Defence Department official said. It will be the first meeting between the two military leaders since the May 2 night time military raid. “It’s not like the relationship has totally ended, but some rebuilding has got to be done,” the military source said.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 16th, 2011.