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'Pak 'Troikas' trio of meetings within a week suggests something "significant" being planned'.

Byline: ANI

Islamabad, July 8 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Asif Ali Zardari (Urdu: آصف علی زرداری) (Sindhi:آصف علي زرداري) (born July 21, 1956) is the chief of the Zardari tribe and the  met Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani for the third time in less than a week here on Tuesday, fanning speculations that the troika is planning something significant.

A statement issued by the Presidency after the meeting said that the leaders discussed internal and external threats facing the country, but analysts believe it is something else which has forced the trio to meet thrice thrice  
adv.
1. Three times.

2. In a threefold quantity or degree.

3. Archaic Extremely; greatly.
 in seven days.

"Frequent meetings between the President, Prime Minister and Army Chief must be meaningful and it would be a folly to think that matters concerning return of internally displaced persons were discussed in three meetings held in one single week. In the absence of any imminent external threat, it could be anything, but must be significant," The Dawn quoted an analyst, as saying.

In the meantime Adv. 1. in the meantime - during the intervening time; "meanwhile I will not think about the problem"; "meantime he was attentive to his other interests"; "in the meantime the police were notified"
meantime, meanwhile
, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC CJCSC Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (Pakistan)
CJCSC Colloque des Jeunes Chercheurs en Sciences Cognitives (French) 
) General Tariq Majeed also met Zardari on Tuesday, which has added to speculations regarding the series of top level meetings.(ANI)

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