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.