ISLAMABAD - The PPP-led ruling alliance has decided to move forward to get parliamentary approval for the new rules of engagement between Pakistan and the United States ostensibly in order to secure a logistic deal on the Nato supplies that remain closed since Salala attack on November 26.Well-placed parliamentary and diplomatic sources told The Nation on Tuesday that the PPP and its allied parties had decided in principle to go ahead with efforts to get the redrafted resolution passed with a majority vote in case they fail in evolving a consensus. The move goes well in line with the US official position that it respects Pakistan’s parliamentary review and is committed to redraw parameters of future cooperation aimed at serving mutual interest of the two countries.The PPP-led ruling alliance after an in-depth analysis in the light of recent diplomatic engagements between Islamabad and Washington has decided to opt for a framework agreement that the entire Nato supplies would pass through Pakistan on payment of toll tax.Sources privy to these developments said the National Logistic Cell (NLC) would be assigned the task to ensure safe transportation of Nat goods to and from Afghanistan.Sources were of the view that President Obama had shown its inclination in accepting this demand largely because of its plans to drawn down troops and equipment from Afghanistan by 2014 as well as to save hefty amount on the payments the United States was making by using other costly routes. As regards Pakistan’s demand on bringing to end the CIA drone attacks, sources said the US was not ready to give up its weapon of choice, but could agree to reduce frequency of the drone hits by sharing intelligence with Pakistan to hit the high-profile targets. Sources were not much upbeat over Pakistan’s expectation that the US should seek apology over the Salala attack and Islamabad’s demand to bring the attackers to justice. The position taken by the US on Salala attacks did not suggest that the US administration was in mood of seeking apology publicly, the sources said.Meanwhile, some leading foreign policy experts believed that PPP-led ruling alliance should seek guarantees from the United States about Pakistan’s legitimate interest in Afghanistan. “Pakistan should try to secure maximum advantage from the US-led war of attrition. Islamabad should be taken on board over the US strategy in Afghanistan,” former foreign secretary Dr Tanveer Ahmed Khan said in response to a query.He was of the view that until and unless the US shared its strategy with Pakistan, Islamabad should not lose gains it had made through blocking the NATO supplies.Earlier, a meeting of the PPP and its ruling allies discussed a number of issues including the report of Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) about foreign policy, Siachen tragedy, President Zardari’s visit to India, coalition matters as well as political situation in the country.According to Presidential Spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar, a meeting of heads of allied parties was held in the Presidency, with President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani in the chair.He said that the President briefed the meeting on his visit to India and his luncheon meeting with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on way to Ajmer Sharif. The coalition partners congratulated the President on his visit to India and termed it as a good omen for peace in the region. The meeting expressed grave concern over the Pakistani troops and civilians entrapped in avalanche in Siachen and prayed for their safety.  The meeting lauded the services and sacrifices of the soldiers. He said that the meeting also previewed current political situation and coalition matters. The meeting was attended by Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Asfandyar Wali Khan, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Senator Afrasiab Khattak, Farooq Sattar, Senator Babar Khan Ghauri, Noor-ul-Haq Qadri and Senator Abbas Khan Afridi.Hina Rabbani Khar, Rehman Malik, Syed Khursheed Shah, spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar and Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US were also present during the meeting.