ISLAMABAD - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday announced to form a UN commission to probe the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Ban Ki-Moon announced this during a meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari here at Aiwan-e-Sadr here. President Zardari welcomed the setting up of UN commission that could bring the killers of late Benazir Bhutto to justice, as every Pakistani is anxiously waiting to see the real culprits behind this unfortunate incident, said the officials privy to the meeting. They said that the UN Chief told the President it would be a three-member commission including people of world repute. An official requesting anonymity, said, the three-member commission was likely to be headed by a South American and included a respected official from Indonesia, Dar Usman, and a Swedish national, as members. The commission is expected to go through the information provided to the UN by Pakistan's Interior Ministry and the Scotland Yard, the official said. He said the investigation would be conducted under the auspices of the office of the Secretary General and to be completed within six months. According to official, Pakistan and the UN have agreed that the report of the commission would be handed over to the government in its original shape. He said Pakistan would pay to the UN around US $ 5 million as seed money for the probing commission. However, he added the actual cost of investigation would be much higher and would be shared by friendly countries. Later in his speech at the banquet hosted in his honour, the UN Chief said, "I intend to establish very shortly an Independent Commission of Inquiry, to be headed by a distinguished person." Speaking on the occasion President Zardari said, "I take this opportunity to thank you on my behalf and on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan for your great interest in setting up of a Fact Finding Commission on (assassination of) Shaheed Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. We hope that the three- member Commission would soon commence its operations." He said the people of Pakistan hoped the Commission would determine the facts and circumstances of the assassination of the former Prime Minister of Pakistan and his wife Benazir Bhutto. "We believe that the Commission's findings will eventually lead to exposing the financers, perpetrators, organizers, sponsors and conspirators of this terrorist act and bring them to justice," he added. He assured full cooperation of the Pakistani authorities to the commission. "We will allow the commission full and complete access to all relevant sources of information." He also thanked the UN chief for his interest in the Friends of Democratic Pakistan Initiatives. "This initiative has been designed to help us come out of our multiple challenges." He reiterated Pakistan's commitment to fight militants and militancy. "We believe that militancy is a global problem and requires global efforts to fight it. We look forward to continued support of the international community in fighting this menace," he said. Earlier, addressing a joint press conference with Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani at Prime Minister's House, the UN Secretary General said that all the longstanding issues including Kashmir should be resolved through negotiations and added that United Nations wanted to see the two states resume the composite dialogue. He stressed the need for resumption of composite dialogue between India and Pakistan and said that the peace of whole region was linked to the good relations between the two states. Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sherry Rehman, Chief Minister NWFP, Amir Haider Khan Hoti, Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Aslam Khan Raisani, Minister of State for EAD, Hina Rabbani Khar and other senior officials were also present on the occasion. The UN Secretary General said that Mumbai attacks had adversely affected the ties between the two states and said that Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani had assured him of extending full cooperation with India and through probe into the Mumbai terror attacks. He said that it was commendable that Prime Minister Gilani was firm on coming down hard on culprits and added that regional peace hinges on the good relations between India and Pakistan. He also welcomed Prime Minister's statement about the enactment of law, which could facilitate trial of any Pakistani if crime was committed outside the Pakistani territory. Responding to a question he said that security and development were related to peace and United Nations was working to achieve this end. He further said, "We have to galvanize political will to subdue terrorism and extremism and all states should come forward and work to achieve this end." Ban Ki-Moon said that United Nations would assist Pakistan in tackling the challenges it was facing today especially it would work for the displaced people from the troubled areas. Expressing grief on the kidnapping of a UN official and slaying of his driver in Pakistan a few days ago, he paid tribute to the Pakistani national on sacrificing his life in the line of duty. He hoped that Government of Pakistan would manage to get the kidnapped UN official released. He also appreciated the role being played by Pakistan in UN peacekeeping missions and also paid tributes to all those who had laid down their lives in line of duty while working for the world body. About entering of United Nations into One UN Programme agreement with Government of Pakistan, provincial governments and members of civil society to launch integrated efforts to bring out social change in the region Ban Ki-Moon said, "By realigning the UN to combine the strengths of the individual strengths of the UN agencies, I am confident that the UN will be able to better serve the Government, the donors and most importantly the people." He said that he was "happy to see that despite the very challenging situations the commitment of the Government and the Country Office has remained at the highest level towards the reform process." The agreement was inked by Farrukh Qayyum from Pakistani side while UN Resident Coordination Pakistan Chapter Fikret Akcura represented the world body. Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon while congratulating the Prime Minister on the democratization process in Pakistan assured that the UN would provide all possible assistance for the socio-economic development of Pakistan thus helping the country to overcome its challenges. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on the occasion said that Pakistan was deeply committed to the vision and charter of the United Nations. "We assure full support to the UN for its various programmes underway in different parts of the world for the cause of establishing peace," he said. Responding to a question PM Gilani said that he had discussed at length the issue of terrorism and fight against this international menace with UN Secretary General. He once again reiterated the stand that drone attacks inside Pakistani territory were counter productive and adding to their problems. He said that they needed to win the hearts and souls of the people living in the troubled areas and to segregate them from the terrorist elements and it could only be possible by engaging them in meaningful dialogue. The Prime Minister said that One UN Programme would go a long way in bringing about positive developments in the fields of agriculture, rural development, poverty eradication, education, environment and disaster risk management in the country. He expressed the hope that this programme would be a great success and an example for other countries to emulate. The Prime Minister underscored the need for early resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people for the lasting peace in the region. Pledging Pakistan's commitment to the vision and principles of the Charter of the UN, the Prime Minister said Pakistan had always been supporting the role of the UN in promoting peace and security in different parts of the world. He said Pakistan was the single largest contributor of peacekeepers to the UN with over 1100 troops in different UN missions. He assured that Pakistan would continue extending its full support to the UN in their efforts to strengthen international peace and security on the basis of universally recognized principles and international laws and promoting socio-economic progress in the developing world. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani while appreciating the role of UN in addressing issues confronting the world today said that Pakistan strongly supported the revival of multilateralism for ensuring an equitable global order and to promote a rule-based international society. The Prime Minister expressed the hope that the UN would play a leading role in mitigating the adverse impact of the current global economic crisis especially in the developing world. He asked the Secretary General for early convening of a special UN Summit to address the global economic recession. The Prime Minister while regretting over the abduction of UN official Solecki from Balochistan assured the Secretary General that Government of Pakistan would make all-out efforts for the safe and early recovery of Mr. Solecki.