MULTAN (APP) - Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday that national consensus across the country was shaping up visibly against terrorism. He this while addressing the last session of Hazrat Shah Rukn e Alam national conference at the mausoleum of the renowned saint on the last day of the 695th Urs. He said, We will not surrender before the forces harming the interests of the country and distorting the image of Islam. The Foreign Minister said, we will not surrender before those who want to impose their own point of view and political leadership will carry forward this unanimous national message on way to fighting terrorism and extremism so that no force could dare harm Pakistans interests. He said that national consensus has been evolved and now emerging and attaining a shape as a consequent effect of evolutionary process against extremism and terrorism adding that it did not happen overnight. He said that people and organizations having different thoughts are converging at one point, only for Pakistan, for rule of the people and constitution, protect democratic norms, and to save the federation. He said that Sunni Tehrik has decided to activate itself against Talibanisation. And, Jamat Ahl e Sunnat leader Syed Mazhar Saeed Kazmi has convened a meeting of Ulema today and they would project true picture of Islam and what this religion preaches exactly to counter negative thinking. Commenting on statements from US officials regarding civilian government, FM said, I want to ask the world why they deserted Pakistan and Afghanistan after former USSR withdrawal and why they did not supported democratic forces when dictatorships were imposed on the country. He, however, added, we also need to rectify past mistakes now by forging unity on national issues and by nurturing economy to achieve self reliance. He said, MQM leadership held a meeting of Ulema and Mahsaikh in Karachi and government is going to convene a grand consultative meeting of Ulema from across the country to seek their guidance. He said that two big political parties of the country are unanimous against fanaticism and terrorism adding that it will give courage to the people and enhance their passion to fight the menace. Pakistans educated class who understands Islam correctly, intellectuals, lawyers, civil society and media are also contributing actively to counter extremism-based thoughts. Overwhelming majority of people of Pakistan love Islam but not the kind of Islam the miscreants are trying to impose at gun point in Dir, Buner and other troubled areas. Unlike the way of Sufis and saints who won hearts and minds, these elements want to impose their misguided and extremism based thoughts by force. The FM said that armed forces of the country are playing very important role and sacrificing lives to defend ideology of Pakistan and to save the country from internal and external threats. He said that Sufis and saints had also played a role in creating awareness among the people during Pakistan movement and stressed on the need to activate masses to express solidarity to save Pakistan, democratic norms, and protect rights of federating units. He said, Pakistan is an important country of 180 million people and a responsible nuclear power adding that it can counter all threats successfully. All we need to do is to stay united without plunging into hopelessness and be ready to counter challenges with renewed resolve and courage. And we will succeed by the grace of Almighty Allah. The conference ended with Dua led by the Foreign Minister for solidarity of the country, to solve situation in Balochistan, NWFP and other tribal areas. He also prayed to the Almighty that the people of NWFP and tribal areas who have been rendered homeless due to troubled situation should return to their homes and resume normal life activities. Sajjada Nasheen of Darbar Khawaja Ghulam Fareed Khawaja Moinuddin Mehboob Koreja, Khawaja Amir Koreja, Allama Allah Nawaz Yasin, Prof. Dr Muhammad Hussain Azad, Ataullah Mehervi, Prof Dr Akram Rana, and other notables and religious leaders also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the contributions of Hazrat Shah Rukn e Alam in serving the humanity and preaching Islam in its true spirit.