ISLAMABAD - PML-N President Nawaz Sharif on Friday said that no single party can pull the country out of the prevailing mess, and called on all the political forces to devise a national agenda for next 10 to 20 years to steer the country out of the crises. No political party could single-handedly meet the challenges faced by the nation, so all the parties and stakeholders should sit together to make a bailout plan for the country. The rules for this national agenda should be made with consensus and whosoever comes into power after the elections should ensure its implementation, Nawaz said while addressing a press conference at Punjab House. The PML-N president empathised the need for a through soul-searching and acknowledgement of past mistakes by the rulers. He said that he told the all-party conference (APC) that no one would respect our sovereignty if we carry a 'begging bowl in our hands. I talked in the moot about our internal weaknesses and called for introspection. Nawaz said economic slavery has turned into a political slavery. The PML-N chief said that he has proposed a 10 to 15 years national agenda in the APC. Responding to a question, he proposed for legislation to break the 'begging bowl saying, Our internal weaknesses are affecting our foreign policy. He also expressed a need to learn from the past mistakes to live honourably in future. Otherwise, no country in the world would listen to us, he warned. Expressing his reservations with regard to implementation of APCs decisions, Nawaz Sharif called for pronouncement of Pakistans rules of engagement with the United States in the war on terror. Had the government taken firm stand in the case of Raymond Davis, Pakistan would have been far better today. Nawaz Sharif castigated the government for its inept policies and self-serving agenda, saying that despite unanimous resolution adopted by the parliament in 2008, the PPP-led ruling coalition failed to implement it, adding that a parliamentary committee on national security had given recommendations but they had been ignored by the government. He said the parliament had also passed a joint resolution on the May 2 incident and a commission had been formed, and still there was no progress by the Abbottabad Commission. He also lamented the PPP leaders for their response at that direct attack on the county, saying that instead of condemning the US raid, President Asif Ali Zardari endorsed it by writing an article in an American newspaper and PM Gilani hailed it as a great success. The PML-N chief said that as per the decisions of the APC a parliamentary committee should be set up without any delay in order to ensure implementation of the resolution passed, and warned that any negligence in this regard could be harmful for the sovereignty of the country. The PML-N leader said, The US has been declaring us as her strategic partner but now after a loss of 35,000 soldiers, policemen, innocent men, women and children, and large-scale destruction as a result of terrorist activities, we are receiving threats, he added. He demanded the government explain its nature of relations with the US and take the parliament into confidence. Commenting on the release of Raymond Davis, he said had the government took a bold stand on this issue, half of the world would have sided with Pakistan. To a question, Nawaz said he was not satisfied over the progress of Abbottabad Commission. He appreciated the prime minister for taking all the political parties into confidence in this difficult time. He, however, said the opposition and the parliament has not been taken into confidence on several important issues. On boycott of APC by some Baloch leaders, he said it was matter of serious concern and stressed the need to start negotiations with them. Nawaz, however, made it clear that the entire nation is united on the issue of national security, defence and integrity of the country. No one can defeat the determination and courage of a nation of 180 million people, he added. PML-N Chairman Raja Zafar ul Haq, Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan, Ahsan Iqbal, Mushahidullah Khan, Sardar Mehtab Abbassi and other party leaders were present.