ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the war against militancy is a total war and each and every section of the society must rise to the occasion to defeat the mindset that creates and nurtures militancy. He said this on Monday while presiding over along with Prime Minister, a high-level meeting in the Presidency to review the law and order situation. The meeting was attended by the Federal Ministers for Information, Interior, Provincial Chief Ministers, Governor NWFP, Army Chief, the Chiefs of intelligence agencies, Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Executive Northern Areas, the Chief Secretaries and IGPs of all the provinces, Secretary General and senior officers of the relevant ministries of the federal government. Briefing media about the meeting, Spokesperson to the President and former Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the President had expressed satisfaction over the success achieved in the war and said that the day was not far when militants would be so crippled that they would pose no threat to the people and the country. Half of the war was to subdue and defeat the militants militarily and half of the war was to win the hearts and mind of the internally displaced persons, the spokesman said while quoting the President as saying. The President said that the international community was more than willing to help Pakistan, as was demonstrated in the recent meetings of the 'Friends of Democratic Pakistan and leaders, and lawmakers of the US, Britain, and France during his recent visit to these countries. He said the people of Pakistan also, through the political parties, supported the ongoing operation against the militants in Swat, Malakand and other areas, as had been demonstrated by the unanimous resolution adopted by the Parliament against militancy and the decisions of recently held All Parties Conference by the Prime Minister. The combination of favourable domestic public opinion and the willingness of the international community to help Pakistan had provided the government a great opportunity to eliminate the militants once and for all, the President observed. He said that the nation couldnt afford to lose this war for the sake of its own survival. He said while the government was determined to pursue the fight to its logical end, it was also working on a plan to strengthen the capacity of law enforcing agencies to win this war. He advised the government to step up implementation of the plan to strengthen law enforcement agencies. The President also underlined the need for strengthening the prosecution so as to bring the militants and criminals to speedy and efficient justice within the bounds of the existing legal framework and laws. President Zardari said that the present fight against militants was also the fight of ideas and for winning this battle of ideas we need to carry out necessary reforms in the education system, particularly in the Madrassa education so as to produce tolerant, moderate and forward looking youth who naturally detest militancy, extremism and intolerance. The President also praised Armed forces and the law enforcement agencies for the courageous fight they had put up against militants and for sacrifices they had made in the cause. He also praised Prime Minister and the government for taking the militants head on. The President said that an exit strategy with clear objectives be also devised that enabled the civil administration to take over the administration of the areas where the writ of the government had been established and from where the militants had been driven out. Our Monitoring Desk adds: The meeting also decided to install huge scanners at almost all entry points of major cities and to form special police force. Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani briefed the Presidenton the ongoing military operation in the tribal areas. APP adds: President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday said the government after ensuring safe and honourable return of the displaced people to their homes would launch massive reconstruction process of the demolished property of the local people. The President was talking to Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, who called on him before the high level meeting on security here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. Prime Minister AJK, Sardar Mohammad Yaqoob Khan, Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif, CM Sindh, Qaim Ali Shah and CM NWFP Amir Hyder Khan Hoti were also present during the meeting. The President said that substantial support and assistance of world community would be needed in undertaking the reconstruction phase. The status of relief and rehabilitation measures for IDPs by the government in collaboration with all the stakeholders also came under discussion. The President while referring to the law and order situation in the wake of bomb blasts in Lahore and Peshawar said the government will never allow a handful of militants and extremists to impose their vicious agenda on the people and challenge the writ of the state.