APC joint declaration: Terrorism must be resolved through dialogue

All Parties Conference reaches joint declaration that also orders aid packages for families victimised by terrorism.


Web Desk February 14, 2013
Light chat between President ANP Asfandyar Wali, Chairman Pakhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party Mehmood Khan Achakzai and Secretary General PML-N Iqbal Zafar Jhagra at All Parties Conference in Islamabad on Thursday. PHOTO: EXPRESS TRIBUNE

The All Parties Peace Conference (APC), convened by the Awami National Party (ANP), issued a joint declaration calling for resolving the issue of terrorism through dialogue, Radio Pakistan reported.

The conference in Islamabad was attended by about 27 political parties and lawyers’ organisations.

Opening the conference, ANP chief Asfandyar Wali Khan said Pakistan must adopt a collective strategy to eradicate terrorism and militancy. He added that terrorism is not just a matter for the incumbent government, but for any government that would assume power after next elections.

The conference also iterated that the issue of terrorism should be resolved in accordance with Constitutional law.

The APC commended the Grand Tribal Jirga for its efforts in restoring peace in the FATA region and expressed solidarity with the people of the strife-ridden region.

The joint resolution demanded that the relatives of victims of terrorism are given aid packages from the central and provincial governments.

Noticbles among the absentees were the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and the Jamaat-i-Islami.

The full text of the joint declaration can be found here.

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Sultan Ahmed | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

History is witness, and as have seen in the Indo Pak war,three wars were fought,war field were decorated with bodies.What happened there after? War lords leaders of war partner had come to the table,matter was negotiated and issue was resolved.

No doubt, conference was held in time.Stake holder have expressed their inclination they wante to have talke and resolve the issue through negotiations.

Parties in power,N league and PPP are supporting dialogue government in the center have some reservation but inclined.

,if National Awami Parti,would have success in its efforts it would be great national service. Approach on the high level has been changed on the other hand a new government is expected in the center after upcoming general election with new policies,hope would move forward on the issue and solve it in favour of best national interests.

Sultan Ahmed | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Pakistan,Afghanistan,United States led coaliation forces and Taliban are majore partner attributed to the issue.

No table talke would bring solution in form of peace inh the region until all stake holders are satisfied on every aspect of the matter.

All the parties have importance in the country's politics must participate in the conference in camera.

but as have seen some of them shown no interest that is not a good signal they are conveying to the nation.

What is saying the cabnit minister from Baluchistan province Mr.Iftekhar Hussain ,he is right in his stanc. I fully support his view.

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