Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani dismissed as "absurd" reports his government planned to fire the army and intelligence chiefs.
Pakistan's top general said the military is committed to democracy even as the prime minister said the military acts like a "state within a state."
Conspiracies are being hatched against the civilian government, Pakistan's prime minister said in a rare warning without directly referring to the military.
Pakistan, outraged over the Nov. 26 NATO airstrike in Mohmand, will set up air defense weapons on the border with Afghanistan, a source told Dawn newspaper.
Pakistan's army chief has authorized officers at check-posts near the Afghan border to retaliate for any future NATO incursions, the military said.
A court has ordered the former Pakistani ambassador to the United States, accused in the so-called memogate controversy, not to travel outside Pakistan.
Pakistan said its was closing down U.S. drone operations at an air base in the country after a bungled mission left 26 Pakistani soldiers dead and 15 wounded.
A just-completed two-week joint military exercise between Pakistan and China is not intended to pressure other countries, Pakistan's top military official said.
The Pakistan imbroglio that baffled the retiring U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a blend of overheated rhetoric, unhinged hyperbole and multidimensional chess.
Washington is committed to working constructively with the Pakistanis to tackle the threat posed by the Haqqani network, a U.S. official said.