Islamabad: The top civil and military leadership of Pakistan, including President Asif Ali Zardari and Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, held a meeting on Wednesday night to take stock of relations with the US.

The meeting was also attended by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, Sherry Rehman, officials said.

The leadership took stock of Pakistan-US relations, presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said without giving details.

The situation in Afghanistan and a resolution moved in the US House of Representatives seeking the right to self-determination for Balochistan province figured in the discussions, official sources said.

Pakistan-US relations have been buffeted by several crises since last year, including the gunning down of two Pakistani men by a CIA contractor in Lahore, the killing of Osama bin Laden by American commandoes in Abbottabad and a cross-border NATO air strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in November.

Gilani ordered a parliamentary review of bilateral relations after the NATO attack.

New "terms of engagement" for the US will be unveiled after a joint session of the two houses of parliament that is likely to be held in March.

Earlier in the day, Khar said Pakistan and the US have agreed that their bilateral relations are important and "must be based on mutual respect".

Khar recently met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the sidelines of an international conference in London and discussed bilateral relations.