ISLAMABAD - In a rare show of solidarity the political leadership of the country was participating in the All Parties Conference on national security called by Prime Minister Secretariat to review the security situation in the backdrop of the scars inflicted on the Indo-Pak relations by the Mumbai terrorist attacks. Almost all the political parties in the country had confirmed their participation in the meeting, which would be held under the chair of Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani at PM Secretariat on Tuesday (today) at 2.00 pm. The sources in the Prime Minister Secretariat disclosed to The Nation that almost all the heads of main political parties had confirmed their participation in the meeting which would be discussing the sole issue of national security emanated from the series of terrorist attacks in Mumbai and the irrational and dogmatic implication of Pakistan in it by the Indian authorities. These sources further disclosed that the APC would only take up this issue and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gliani would take the political leadership whether they are part of the Parliament or not, into confidence over the developments in the follow-up of the Mumbai attacks. These sources further said that after getting the input of the national political leadership the government would formulate its policy to tackle with the situation and to respond to the allegations coming from across the border. Meanwhile, to spruce up the preparations for the APC Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani called on President Asif Ali Zardari at Awan-i-Sadr and both the leaders went into long post-dinner session. The sources said that some Cabinet members were also present during the meeting but both the leaders also had one-on-one meeting in which the government's stand on the issue was discussed, which would be placed before the national leadership on Tuesday's APC. These sources further said that during the meeting President and PM had expressed their satisfaction at the positive response of the political leadership of the country. Both the leaders once again expressed their resolve that Pakistan was ready to extend all cooperation to India in tracking down the culprits if they had some links or roots in Pakistan, but at the same time asked India to refrain from levelling wild allegations against Pakistan's implication in these attacks without any solid evidence. Soon after Mumbai mayhem when India came out openly implicating Pakistan in these attacks, Premier Gilani took the initiative to take the political leadership of the country into confidence and had telephonic contacts with them. Almost all the political leaders and heads of political parties extended all out support to government over the issue and suggested calling of APC to discuss the national security in the backdrop of the threats coming to Pakistan from India. In the past couple of days Premier Gilani contacted PML (Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, PML (N) Chief Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, MQM Chief Altaf Hussain, ANP Chief Asfandyar Wali, JUI (F) Chief and Chairman Kashmir Committee of the National Assembly Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Amir of Jamaat-i-Islami Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Tehrik-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan, PML (F) chief Pir Sahib Pagara, PPP (S) chief Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, Leader of Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, PKMAP Chief Mehmood Khan Achakzai, Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan, former Prime Minister Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, Air Marshal (Retd) Asghar Khan, Dr Abdul Hye Baloch, Senator Abdur Rahim Mandokhel, Senator Sajid Mir, JUI (S) Chief Maulana Samiul Haq, Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosvi, Dr Tahir ul Qadri, Raja Zulqarnain Khan, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, former Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Prime Minister AJK Sardar Atiq Ahmed Khan, Allama Sajid Naqvi, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Dr Abdul Malik, Israrullah Zehri, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Munir Khan Orakzai and Senators Shahid Bugti, Ismail Baladi and Haji Muhammad Hanif Tayyab. All these leaders had assured their participation in the meeting and those who could not turn up at APC would be sending their representatives in it.