ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani will take the Parliament into confidence on May 9 over the US operation against Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad.
According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister House on Saturday, the decision was taken following a meeting between the Prime Minister, Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and President Asif Ali Zardari at the Presidency in Islamabad.
According to sources, policies to protect the sovereignty of the country came under discussion during the meeting. The prime minister has also consulted the defence minister and the foreign secretary over the Abbottabad operation.
Gilani has earlier said that the United States should not have “bypassed” Pakistan on the Abbottabad raid. Bin Laden’s death in a US special forces’ unilateral assault on Sunday has been criticised officially and by opposition parties as an “infringement” on Pakistan’s sovereignty, with a warning to the US from civil and military leaders that the repeat of such a raid would spell “catastrophe”.
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