ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has called a meeting of the cabinet's defence committee for Saturday (tomorrow) and Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will attend, a government official said, in a possible sign of efforts to defuse tension between the government and the military.

A disputed memo allegedly seeking US help in reining in powerful military has plunged relations with the govt to their lowest point since a coup in 1999.