President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet Tuesday with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani amid efforts by the United States and Pakistan to redefine their relationship after a string of damaging episodes last year.
The meeting between the two leaders on the sidelines of a large nuclear security summit meeting in Seoul comes as the Pakistani parliament is expected this week to start debating a committee's recommendation that the United States stop drone strikes inside its territory and apologize unconditionally for airstrikes that killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers in November.
The Parliamentary Committee on National Security, a group of 18 members of parliament responsible for reviewing relations with the United States, made the recommendation in a report to lawmakers last week.
"No overt or covert operations inside Pakistan shall be tolerated," the report said.
The talks Tuesday between Obama and Gilani are the highest profile meeting between the two countries since the airstrikes on November 26 that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on the Pakistani-Afghan border.FULL STORY