ISLAMABAD President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Chief of Army Staff Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday took stock of issues of defence and national security at a dinner meeting. According to Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar, in the first place, the COAS called on the President and held a one-on-one meeting wherein the two discussed issues of national security and defence. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Gilani joined in and the three leaders continued deliberations on the borders as well as internal security matters. Finally, the spokesman added, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also joined the meeting that continued onward at a dinner at the Presidency. Earlier sources informed TheNation that the COAS had briefed the President about his recent visit to Brussels wherein he had participated in the meetings of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) on special invitation. According to the sources, the COAS told the President that he had conveyed Pakistans concerns over the growing Indian influence in Afghanistan. The civil as well as military leadership during the meeting weighed Pakistans options with regard to Indian aversion, up till now, and of late reported offer to resume the Composite Dialogue. The leadership also reaffirmed the resolve to continue fight against terrorism. The political leadership assured the Chief of Army Staff that all logistic and financial requirements of the Armed Forces in their ongoing combat against extremism in South Waziristan Agency and elsewhere would be met.