ISLAMABAD The visiting top US General David Petraeus, who also commands Bahrain-based US Central Command, discussed a number of issues with Pakistani political leadership when he met separately with President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani here on Monday. Diplomatic as well as official sources informed TheNation that host of issues including US-Pak relations, US payments to Pakistans under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF), fight against militancy, reconstruction of military operated regions in Pakistan, rehabilitation of IDPs, regional security as well as reintegration of Afghan Taliban were discussed during the meetings. General Patraeus is basically here to brief the Pakistani leadership about the military operations in Afghanistan, US Embassy spokesman said but declined to comment when this scribe asked him whether the Centcom Chief would be discussing with Pakistani authorities the issue of Afghan Taliban reintegration. However, official spokesman of President Asif Ali Zardari confirmed that the issue of Afghan Taliban integration was discussed within the scope of regional security. He said other issues, which were discussed during the meeting between President Zardari and the visiting dignitary, include US-Pak relations, release of stuck-up US payments under the CSF, war on terror, regional security, fight against militancy, reconstruction of military operated areas in Pakistan and rehabilitation of IDPs. He said President Zardari had called for long-term strategic US-PAK relations and sought immediate release of Pakistans payments under the CSF, US role in reconstruction and rehabilitation of IDPs. Earlier, Prime Minister Gilani while talking to the visiting dignitary said the gap between culmination of operations and reconstruction of the militancy affected areas needed to be plugged to develop the confidence of people in the process of consolidation. The Prime Minister said the long-term strategic relations between the US and Pakistan needed to be made more meaningful to further bridge the trust deficit and help develop closer cooperation in all sectors. He said Pakistan desired to see peaceful and stable Afghanistan and was prepared to extend training to the Afghan army and security forces. In the same context, the Prime Minister added that Pakistan intended to focus on the western borders and desired least distraction so that the purpose of war against terrorism could be achieved in the minimum possible time. General Patraeus appreciated the commitment and sacrifices made by the security forces, armed forces and the people of Pakistan in eradicating militancy and terrorism. He assured to support the Pakistani demand for early reimbursement of the Coalition Support Fund arrears. He acknowledged that the reconstruction phase in areas where military operations had been completed needed to be stepped up for which the international support committed by various countries should not be delayed. Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Secretary Defence, and Secretary Foreign Affairs also attended the meeting.