APC underway to finalise national security policy

ISLAMABAD: The All Parties Conference (APC) is underway here at the Prime Minister House.

The attendees of the meeting are being briefed by Army Chief General Kayani and DG ISI Lt.General Zaheer ul Islam on the security situation of the country.

Addressing the APC, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the country was in the grip of terrorism and if all forces did not unite it would be Pakistan’s loss.

The prime minister added that steps need to be taken on a war footing, if consensus decisions are taken today, it can solve many problems plaguing the country.

Those attending this conference include: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif, Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Khyber Pukhtunkhaw Chief Minister, Pervaiz Khattak, Balochistan Chief Minister, Dr. Abdul Malik, Khyber Pukhtunkhaw Governor Engineer Shaukatullah, Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Information Minister, Pervaiz Rashid, Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader, Makhdoom Ameen Fahim, Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief, Imran Khan, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) Chief, Maulana Fazlur Rahman, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader, Farooq Sattar, Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) Chief, Pir Sibghatullah Rashdi, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Liaquat Baloch, Pukhtunkhaw Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) Chief, Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Awami national Party (ANP) leader Haji Adeel, Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-Mengal) Chief Akhtar Mengal, Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) Chief Chaudhry Shujaat and the representatives of Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) and FATA.