LONDON The Association of Pakistani Lawyers (APL) UK has condemned the Fridays terrorist attack at the shrine of Hazrat Ali Hajveri, commonly known as Data Gunj Bakhsh, in Lahore and sought a stern action against the outlawed elements in the state. After an emergency meeting, APL Chairman Barrister Amjad Malik said, The great Sufi saint is a symbol of love, affection and the true picture of peaceful teaching of Islam, which attracted millions of people and spread Islam in the subcontinent, as people irrespective of their colour, creed and sectarian affiliation thronged the shrine and paid homage to the iconic personality. He termed the terrorist strike an act against humanity, saying the perpetrators could not be the Muslims. He condemned the suicide attacks in the strongest terms and said it was a part of the campaign to create mayhem in the society, adding that the recent attacks in Lahore necessitated the need of a collective policy and intelligence-sharing as well as cooperation between the govt and the community for tackling the rising menace of extremism in the society. Welcoming the announcement by Prime Minister Gilani to hold a national conference on the terrorism, he said the move would provide an opportunity to review the results of previous the joint resolution passed by the Parliament, drone attacks and cause and effect of increasing violence and extremism-led suicide attacks in the urban parts of the country. He expressed condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and urged the federal and provincial govts to ensure proper compensation.