ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has urged the political leadership to join hands to overcome three major challenges being faced by the country including terrorism, economy and energy crisis. He said no agreement would be made on matters of national security. He said politics would not be done on the matters of terrorism, economy and energy crisis. He said we all have to start new beginning for resolution of problems facing by country today.
He said Pakistan is in grip of terrorism today, adding that if all parties would not unite on the matter of terrorism it would result in loss of country and all parties. Nawaz said the decisions made in APC should be implemented in supervision of political leadership.
Inaugurating the all parties’ conference on national security in Islamabad at prime minister house on Monday, he said the government will not do politics on these issues and hoped other parties will also rise above the politics to confront these issues.
He said we also have to devise a joint strategy to tackle these issues and should support each other to steer the country and nation out of these challenges. He said it is time that we should make a fresh beginning. He said doing politics is right of each politician but we should have a national consensus on major issues. He said terrorism has claimed lives of thousands of civilians and security personnel and we need to overcome it to make an honorable entry into the 21st century.
He warned that Pakistan will suffer greatly if we remained divided on the issue of terrorism. Nawaz Sharif said being political democratic government, his party fully respects and honors the mandate of other political parties in the provinces. He assured all provincial governments of full cooperation from the federal government to resolve their issues.
He said it is matter of satisfaction that all political stand jointly on the issue of law and order in Karachi hoping that political parties will come up to the expectations of the nation.
The prime minister expressed gratitude to the political leadership for attending the all parties conference and hoped that a national consensus will emerge as a result of this conference which will also increase confidence of the nation on democracy.
He assured the nation that the government with the help of all political forces will tackle all issues on war footing and hoped Pakistan will enter into a new era of development and prosperity with joint efforts of political leadership.
Nawaz Sharif said peace is vital for not only economic revival of the country but also a peaceful transition through democratic way.
The leaders who attended the meeting include Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah, PPP President Makhdoom Amin Fahim, PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, PTI Chairman Imran Khan, PML-F Chief Pir Sahib Pagara, ANP leader Haji Adeel, Dr Farooq Sattar, Jamaat-e-Ilsmai Secretary General Liaquat Baloch, Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal, Mahmoud Khan Achakzai, Raja Zafarul Haq, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, JUI-F Amir Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Mir Hasil Bazenjo, Ghazi Gulab Jamal, Abbass Khan, Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh, Professor Sajid Mir, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Engineer Shaukatullah, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Senator Ishaq Dar, Senator Parvez Rasghid, Dr Abdul Malilk Baloch, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Parvez khattak, Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and ISI Chief Lieutenant General Zaheerul Islam.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said his government gives priority to dialogue process to resolve the issue of terrorism. However, it will follow the consensus built by the political leadership