Pooja Sareen, Student, Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication

After the meeting held between the Pakistan Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani and the Army Chief General, Afshaq Parvez Kayani, the current situation may change between the two.

Gilani declared that all state institutions will be allowed to play their role in an apparent bid to resolve the tense stand off between the government and the millitary. Gilani also said that, “armed forces are the pillars of nation’s resillience and strength”. Gilani also said that, “National unity is the need of the hour. Democracy provides avenues to forge national consensus.

Media reports said that during his meeting with Zardari, Kayani requested the President to tell Gilani to “retract” his statements criticising the chiefs of army and the ISI.

Yousuf Raza Gilani also said, “Together in complete harmony with each other and other vital institutions, we can change the country’s destiny and accord its rightful place in the comity of nations.”