ISLAMABAD " President Asif Ali Zardari made it clear on Monday that the government was fully committed to defeating the militancy in FATA and parts of the NWFP come what may. The President expressed these views while talking to the Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani who called on him here at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Monday. Official sources told TheNation that the COAS discussed with the President professional matters and security situation in the tribal areas. Sources said that the President told the COAS that the government was committed to establishing government's writ at all costs by defeating militancy in the restive areas on Pak-Afghan border. "Government would provide all resources to tackle terrorism and extremism", a source said adding that President highlighted the government priorities that included use of non-military means to resolve the issues. President said that the government's first priority was negotiations to resolve all thorny problems but if dissident Taliban continued abduction and killing of innocent people, then the government would have no other option but to use force. He said that the people of FATA were supporting government efforts fighting terrorism and extremism. President assured the COAS that the government would make sure that weapons and other security needs of the Armed Forces were met adequately. The Army Chief, informed sources said, briefed the President on his visit to the tribal areas and new strategy to combat militancy in the tribal belt. General Kayani, sources said, assured the President that security forces would leave no stone unturned in supporting Government's effort to establish peace in FATA and restive parts of the NWFP. Meanwhile, President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday shared the notes for their meetings with the US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke to be taken place today. Both the leaders decided to take up the issue of drone attacks and the hurdles these attacks were creating for bringing normalcy to the restive tribal areas with the visiting US representative. The prime minister who had called on the president also briefed him about the details of the meeting of the cabinet committee on defence (DCC). They also discussed with the president issues pertaining to the upcoming Senate elections and the overall political situation in the country. The prime minister and the president discussed the outcome of the investigations carried out by the FIA in the light of the Indian dossier as well as the decision of registering a case and proceedings under the laws of the land. Both the leaders agreed that no one would be allowed to use Pakistani land for terrorist activities and Pakistan would continue to play its role in war against terror. Both the leaders The upcoming Senate elections and the party strategy to contest these elections also came under discussion and it was decided that in collaboration with the allies PPP would try to get maximum seats in the upper house elections. President Asif Ali Zardari, the sources said, also discussed with Premier Gilani names of those who would be given party tickets for the upcoming Senate polls especially those who had fully endorsed the decision taken by him (the president). The volatile situation in Swat valley and tribal area also came under discussion during the meeting and both the leaders expressed resolve to root out terrorism by singling militants out from local populace. They agreed to achieve this goal which they considered would end to drone attacks forthwith. By singling out the militants development work in the areas would also be initiated so that the public at large could be facilitated. Meanwhile, US Ambassador to Pakistan Ms Anne W Patterson called on Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani here at the Prime Minister House on Monday.