LAHORE - The business community Monday called for judicial enquiry into the deadly Karachi blasts that left 45 people dead and over 150 injured.

They termed the blasts a cowardly act and an ugly attempt to destabilize country aimed at creating an impression of unsafe place in the eyes of international community. They said that the government would have to revisit and redesign its anti-terrorism policy as the existing methodology has failed the stem the acts of terror in the country.

They also urged the government to also convene a roundtable of all the political parties and business community representatives to make a consensus policy to cope with law and order related incidents that have jolted the very basis of the country. He said that it was very strange that despite all our efforts, the terrorists were attacking the place of their choice and killing innocent people.

LCCI President Farooq Iftikhar said that any further delay in taking a strong stand against terrorists would cause undue damage to the country therefore the President, Prime Minister and all the Chief Ministers should sit with the politicians and business leaders to evolve a methodology to get rid of this menace.

He urged the government to restore peace in Karachi, which is economic hub of the country.