Lahore: Pakistan Muslim League President Senator Ch Shujat Hussain has said that political parties should adopt effective strategy for elimination of terrorism in Pakistan. He said this while talking to a delegation of ANP which called on him at his residence in Islamabad today. Delegation comprising Afrasiab Khattak, Ghulam Nabi Bangash, Bushra Gohar and others met Ch Shujat Hussain, Mushahid Hussain Sayed and other PML leaders and invited them to attend the ANP’s proposed All Parties Conference (APC). On this occasion, Imtiaz Ranjha, Syed Qasim Shah, Ghias Ahmad Mela, Mr Farrukh Khan and other leaders were also present.
Assuring the delegation of full participation in the APC, Ch Shujat Hussain said that PML will play its full role for the success of the APC. He said the whole country is victim of terrorism, ANP has taken a step for elimination of terrorism and all parties should cooperate with it, it would have been better if the govt. had taken a step in this regard earlier.
He said that Mushahid Hussain Sayed has said a number of times for curbing terrorism but no attention has been paid to his saying. He said that this All Parties Conference is being organized for an important and major objective; we will fully support ANP in this regard.
Mushahid Hussain Sayed said that besides ANP leaders, thousands of workers on PML and other parties, Armed Forces of Pakistan and citizens have become victim of terrorism so far, due to lack of effective strategy we are suffering heavy losses in this war, PML stance right from the first day been that all parties rise over and above party and political interests and be united in this regard. He said that Ch Zahoor Elahi Shaheed and late Khan Abdul Wali Khan had very close relationship, we will fully participate in the APC and PNML will put forth important and effective suggestions.
While thanking Ch Shujat Hussain and other PML leaders for accepting the invitation to participate in the APC, Afrasiab Khattak said that the conference is likely to be held in the first week of February.