Full text of the APC resolution

Published: September 30, 2011
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Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani chaired the All Parties Conference on National Security at the PM house on Thursday. The nine-hour marathon session ended in a successful conclusion with a unanimous joint declaration. PHOTO: APP

Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani chaired the All Parties Conference on National Security at the PM house on Thursday. The nine-hour marathon session ended in a successful conclusion with a unanimous joint declaration. PHOTO: APP

Following is the full text of the APC resolution:

1. On the invitation of Prime Minister Syed Yusaf Raza Gilani, the leaders of Pakistan’s political parties met in Islamabad on September 29, 2011 to consider issues relating to national security

2. The conference was briefed by Foreign Minister Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar and Director General ISI, Lt. Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha on the security environment of the country and the regional situation.

3. After in-depth deliberations, leaders of all political parties unanimously resolved, as follows.

i. As a peace-loving country, Pakistan desires to establish and maintain friendly and cordial relations with all countries of the world on the basis of sovereign equality, mutual interest and respect.

ii.  All Parties Conference recognized that there has to be a new direction and policy with a focus on peace and reconciliation. “Give peace a chance” must be the guiding central principle henceforth.

iii. Pakistan must initiate dialogue with a view to negotiating peace with our own people in the tribal areas and a proper mechanism for this be put in place.

iv.  We need to further enhance our brotherly bilateral relations with Afghanistan at three levels on priority basis: government to government, institution to institution and people to people.

v. The APC recognized the sacrifices of the people and the Security Forces of Pakistan, especially the people of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and tribal areas. The international community needs to recognize these tremendous sacrifices as well as the colossal magnitude of destruction in Pakistan.

vi.  Pakistan can enhance its self-reliance comprehensively. Trade, not aid, should clearly be the way forward.  We should also focus on internal economic and tax reforms as well as resource mobilization and the curbing of corruption.

vii.  Defence of Pakistan’s sovereignty and its territorial integrity is a sacred duty which shall never be compromised.

viii.  National interests are supreme and shall guide Pakistan’s policy and response to all challenges at all times.

ix.   Pakistan shall continue to endeavor to promote stability and peace at the regional and global planes, in accordance with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and international law.

x.   All earlier unanimous resolutions of the Parliament, the recommendation of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on National Security must be implemented.

xi.   APC rejected the recent assertions and baseless allegations made against Pakistan. Such assertions are without substance and derogatory to a partnership approach.

xii.  The Pakistani nation affirms its full solidarity and support for the armed forces of Pakistan in defeating any threat to national security.

xiii.  A Parliamentary Committee be formed to oversee the implementation of earlier resolutions as well as this Resolution and progress on the same be made public on monthly basis. pr

Published in The Express Tribune, September 30th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (35)

  • RK
    Sep 30, 2011 - 1:23AM

    In my opinion. This was a useless outcome of the meeting. Nothing new. Everything that was expected. And I’m sure they won’t even be able to implement a quarter of the resolutions they’ve summed up today!

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  • Sep 30, 2011 - 1:29AM

    What a comprehensive briefing it was by Sir Lt. Gen. Shuja Pasha.
    And thanks to Imran Khan for such a draft.

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  • Fahad Raza
    Sep 30, 2011 - 1:41AM

    Where in the name of all that’s HOLY… is the stoppage of logistics to US and ISAF if they plan to target North West Frontiers…???

    So Now every thing is now hunky n dorry ???

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  • Babloo
    Sep 30, 2011 - 1:56AM

    I read the text couple of times.Looked like empty words with no substance. If someone found any nuggets of wisdom please let me know.

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  • Sep 30, 2011 - 1:59AM

    If America violates Pakistan’s sovereignty, that would be the last nail in the coffin. Their economy is already crippled, they cannot afford another war. Death to America.

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  • Aamir
    Sep 30, 2011 - 2:04AM

    what was served for dinner ?

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  • Muhammad Umair Ali
    Sep 30, 2011 - 2:06AM

    Pakistan’s political and security leadership came out with a strong reply against American allegations. Nation is satisfied by the outcome of this APC. The decision to revisit overall policy of fight against terrorism and “give piece a Chance” will prove to be a major shift and sending this message loud and clear to Americans seems to be the extract of joint resolution. Imran Khan has been lobbying this approach for couple of years and finally top leadership also get his point.Recommend

  • Yasser
    Sep 30, 2011 - 2:07AM

    Despite the fact that being a weak nation, we could not dare to utter a single word “America” in the resolution, the security issue and related problems in Balochistan with respect to foreign involvement has been completely missed in this resolution.

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  • K.A.Noorani
    Sep 30, 2011 - 2:12AM

    Here comes another lollypop from our civil and military leadership.

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  • ali
    Sep 30, 2011 - 2:16AM

    Finally. Its time for implementation. IA soon there will be peace if this is implemented right away.

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  • Neha
    Sep 30, 2011 - 2:25AM

    Finally accomplished something…..

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  • Babloo
    Sep 30, 2011 - 2:45AM

    Only point No 2, has some meaning, the rest are all useless phrases

    “ii. All Parties Conference recognized that there has to be a new direction and policy with a focus on peace and reconciliation. “Give peace a chance” must be the guiding central principle henceforth.”

    Translation : Give peace a chance means, please do not bomb. Please give us a little more time and we will change our policy and actions towards Haqannis. We have got the message and please trust us we will change direction. Just give us some time.

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  • Sawan Shah
    Sep 30, 2011 - 3:06AM

    All is well that ends well.

    This seams to be nice end and at the same time a new beginning….

    GOD HELP ALL OF US ON THIS WAY…

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  • shams khan
    Sep 30, 2011 - 3:45AM

    i thing apc is better for pakistan.pakistan zindabad

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  • Baur
    Sep 30, 2011 - 4:00AM

    This reminds me of the draft resolutions we use to come up with at Lumun when we were 17 years old! epic fail.. lol

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  • John B
    Sep 30, 2011 - 5:05AM

    The APC was convened for the expressed purpose of point “xi”. The rest of the points are basic tenets of any nation. Only now PAK came to consensus on these matters?

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  • Munir hussain
    Sep 30, 2011 - 5:20AM

    civil & military leaders do not openly profess their loyalty to America is that they are afraid of people in Pakistan. 
    Whenever their deceit becomes public they rush to criticize America with velvet gloves,whilst in private they support US against Pakistán
    “And when they meet those who believe, they say: ‘We believe’ when they are alone with their shayatin,they say: we are with you;”
    sever diplomatic ties with governments of US & UK Seal their embassies & expel their diplomatic and non-diplomatic staff from Pakistan. 
    Bolivia & Venezuela can drive out US for interference in their domestic affairs, then it should be much easier for nuclear power. 
    Withdraw all types of military assistance to the American crusaders. Deny them access to Pakistan military bases, airspace and waterways. 
    Additionally, banish US military and intelligence personnel from Pakistan soil and cease intelligence cooperation with them. 
    Cut all supply lines to NATO and the US war machine. Where appropriate seize their military assets & defend Pakistan frontiers. 
    Leave the door open for the sincere Muslims of FATA and Baluchistan to swell your ranks Pakistan remove the imperialist border that divides the Muslims and thereby unify Afghanistan and Pakistan into a single entity. 

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  • Syed Iqbal
    Sep 30, 2011 - 6:36AM

    Time pass conference, only……nothing will be resolved only they went for “Show Time”
    and for “Grand Lunch” while innocent poor Pakistanis are dieing for only “Roti”.
    Shame on these so called politician….this is time some one open piosonious gas and get rid of these sanacks.

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  • AnisAqeel
    Sep 30, 2011 - 7:59AM

    We have to stop compulsive adventurism and tolerance towards treason once and forever. Political leadership must take charge of what they are supposed to do without any dictation from any ‘mussels’. We are where we should be while considering unauthorized and unconstitutional indulgences would have brought us no good but temporary affluence only for a few due to massive aids from USA.
    Nobody has stopped us doing trade and we have better consultation terms compared to others yet we have been drugged with obtaining easy money and aid instead of competing with the civilized world.
    Terrorism is our problem and we must stop finding excuses and naming others but to eradicate ourselves and as we are involved in creating this, we have to abolish this. take a deep breath think how a bettered nation can adopt a model like Turkey to overcome this situation. All this will create humility but progress in future.Recommend

  • Inamullah Raza
    Sep 30, 2011 - 9:04AM

    Holy Prophet (PBUH) said:
    “God helps those who help themselves”.
    So, We need our accountability. APC result is subject to the implimentation only.

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  • Ahmed
    Sep 30, 2011 - 9:10AM

    Good Beginning and nice of PM to get everyone to dinner tables.
    However the proposed understandings have no implementation components and no resources assigned to do even a single actionable item because none exists. Hence waste of an opportunity.

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  • Naeem Siddiqui
    Sep 30, 2011 - 9:19AM

    It’s a good sign that Pakistan’s military and political leaderships are appraising each others on security situation. I hope politicians like Munawar Hassan of JI and Imran Khan will stop their fake jingoistic statements and will think rationally and speak responsibly.

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  • Fghafoor
    Sep 30, 2011 - 9:37AM

    1) as far as the US relationship is concern, there was nothing discussed about it as mentioned above.

    2) We have not sent any strong message to the US officials neither we called off the any US ambassador for a strong reaction.

    3) We have big communication gaps in our own institutions/politicians approach.

    4) Our priorities are not our country’s interests, neither its been defined in the APC.

    5) We have not even talked about our foreign policies in the APC.

    6) We do not have any practical plans for Internal & external threats

    7) We do not have any practical policies for Internal & External Issues/relationships.

    I don’t understand why these issues had not been addressed ever.

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  • Feroz
    Sep 30, 2011 - 10:17AM

    Were the accusations of America discussed or any effort made to ascertain whether the Haqqani network and Quetta Shura were using Pakistani territory to attack and kill people in Afghanistan ? When there is a specific charge made should it not be discussed and countered with logic and reason ? When an issue X is causing trouble, what is the purpose of fooling the world and discussing A, B or C ? Will these shenanigans improve the Worldview of Pakistan or will they come to the conclusion the country is beyond repair, is the moot question. Who will want to give Aid when the recipient believes “I am fine, the World is sick” ?

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  • maria
    Sep 30, 2011 - 10:30AM

    I believe something is better than nothing atleast something has been said from APC platform and atleast all politicians are sitting on one table, even this is a big thing. Secondly america too is also changing statement and are desperate to contiune relations at any cost. I donot think america afford yo do any war against pakistan.

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  • mzee
    Sep 30, 2011 - 10:36AM

    some thing is not right, i dont belive this..
    they cant ve such a long meeting & then give us a lollypop to shut us up.
    some thing is fishy & its more like some thing big is being cooked up in there ???
    Allah khair kare .. Recommend

  • Hassan
    Sep 30, 2011 - 10:46AM

    Amreeka going down :p

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  • Noor Khan
    Sep 30, 2011 - 11:01AM

    It was a good initiative by the PM and lets appreciate and look it positively. anyway its your choice to see “a glass half empety or half full”. the actual output will depend on implementing it in its true letter and sprit. Everybody knows in this fast communication age no country or even no person can survive in an isolated envoronment especially in the emerging boarderless world. hope for the best

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  • Ghaznavi
    Sep 30, 2011 - 12:02PM

    Action on the recommendations will determine the success/failure of APC

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  • Adeel Ahmed
    Sep 30, 2011 - 12:31PM

    The APC resolution provided new direction to the foreign policy specially the talks with militants in tribal area for peace. This is also the indication that now Pakistan is willing to come out of this war gradually and do not want to open new fronts.

    Imran Khan played an active role in the resolution and finally succeed waht he is saying for many years.

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  • Shahnawaz Khan
    Sep 30, 2011 - 2:28PM

    one more a mere eye wash and nothing else.
    Whats new….Recommend

  • Imran Swati
    Sep 30, 2011 - 3:01PM

    This is a good step but now the time is of implemention of the resolution .
    Implemention will satify us otherwise we have to hope for the best !!!

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  • Good
    Sep 30, 2011 - 4:49PM

    At least its a step in the right direction.. should have done this ages ago.. hope it materializes though

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  • fatima
    Oct 21, 2011 - 12:17AM

    APC.resolution is a sign of peace towards the world.I am proud of it because the hummanity needs this type of resolutions.God bless us.

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  • fatima
    Oct 21, 2011 - 12:26AM

    APC. resolution is a sign of peace towards the world, hummanity needs love and peace.

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