ISLAMABAD: Following is the text of the
unanimous resolution passed by the All Parties Conference
here on Thursday night. “On the invitation of Prime Minister Syed Yusuf RazaGilani, the leaders of Pakistan’s political parties met inIslamabad on September 29, 2011 to consider issues relatingto 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
iii. Pakistan must initiate dialogue with a view to
negotiate 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
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
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
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. – APP