A joint session of Pakistan's parliament will meet Tuesday to discuss new terms of engagement with the United States.
The parliament will debate the recommendations of a special commission and will vote whether to accept them or not, said Akram Shaheedi, a spokesman for the Pakistani prime minister.
Amid huge domestic and military pressure after NATO airstrikes on the Pakistani-Afghan border killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in November, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani created the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, a group of 18 members of parliament responsible for reviewing relations with the United States.
The committee forwarded its recommendations to the government about a month ago, and these will be debated Tuesday.
"We kept in mind both the angles, domestic demands and the requirement by the international community, while compiling our recommendations," Hiader Abbas Rizvi, a committee member, said. "We were optimistic, progressive, but of course patriotic Pakistanis at the end while we were compiling the recommendations."
Rizvi expects that the recommendations - which won't be made public until Tuesday - will be approved, but not before several days of debate.FULL STORY