PM calls for joint strategy to combat terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has underlined the need for having a common strategy by Pakistan, US, Allied Forces and Afghanistan to fight the menace of terrorism.He hoped for enhanced cooperation between the three sides on defence, security and intelligence matters.The Prime Minister was talking to M Michael Morell Deputy Director of CIA who called on him here at the PM House on Monday.

The Prime Minister said that Pakistan would support the Afghan led and Afghan owned reconciliation process in order to bring about peace and stability in that country as and when the reconciliation strategy by Afghan Government is shared with Pakistan.During the meeting, the outcome of Lisbon NATO Summit with reference to New Exit Strategy of NATO and ISAF forces; the reconciliation and reintegration efforts in Afghanistan; Pakistan’s front line role in campaign against terror and cooperation between Pakistan and US in defence and security areas also came under discussion.Minister for Interior Rehman Malik, Senator Syeda Sughra Imam, Secretaries Foreign Affairs, Defence and other senior officials were also present in the meeting – App