Giving details of the policy in the National Assembly here, Nisar said that the matter was discussed with all the political parties and the decision was taken unanimously.

Stating that only the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) had assisted the government in the formation of the new policy, he thanked the party for its recommendations.

“None of the provinces had contributed to policy formation and that developing a political consensus was imperative to deal with terrorism, it was not appropriate to score points on the issue when it was not just peace but the state's existence was at stake”. He added

Appealing to the country's political forces to be wary of developing differences on the issue, Nisar said if the state failed to establish peace, little else would matter.

Stating that the issue was complicated and its resolution is not easy, Nisar expressed that the Parliament should have a single opinion on terrorism. He called upon all political forces to assist the government in dealing with the issue as it had assumed gargantuan proportions.

Stating that the policy would be improved step by step, the minister said its implementation and effectiveness would be reviewed during the next six months. He added that the 100-page policy document comprised three parts, one of which was secret.


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