PM announces to convene National Conference on anti-terrorism strategy

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has formally announced to convene All Parties National Conference for evolving national consensus against menace of terrorism.

Addressing an Inter Provincial Conference held at PM Secretariat on Monday to review law and order situation of the country, the Prime Minister said that all political and religious parties would be invited to attend the conference, according to PM House.

The meeting was attended by Chief Ministers of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Federal Ministers, Home Ministers of Provinces, Azad Kashmir Prime Minister, DG ISI, heads of Law Enforcement Departments and other high officials.

Information Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhaw Mian Iftikhar attended the meeting in place of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhaw who missed the meeting due to health problem.

Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said that the political and religious parties would be requested to give suggestions to tackle the menace of terrorism.

The Prime Minister said that after successful operation in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa and FATA, the terrorists are targeting cities as soft targets and killing innocent people.

He directed Federal and Provincial Governments to ensure sharing of intelligence information with each other.

The Prime Minister has appealed to the nation to get united against terrorism and extremism, adding terrorists have no religion and nationality.

He said that the government is determined to eradicate terrorism completely and would never bow before terrorists, adding no one would be allowed to challenge writ of the government.

Condemning suicide attack on Data Darbar, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said that the recent wave of terrorism is a matter of concern for entire nation, saying people of the country are in shock from Karachi to Gilgit-Baltistan after attacks.

The meeting was convened in the aftermath of the twin suicide blasts at the shrine of Data Darbar in Lahore. The meeting thoroughly reviewed the security situation and more stern steps are likely to be taken to curb militancy.

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