ISLAMABAD (PPI) - Interior Minister Rehman Malik reiterated his resolve to take stern action against banned outfits involved in terror activities. 'The elements that challenged governments writ and caused deterioration of law and order situation in the country would be dealt with iron hands', he added. Addressing a meeting along with Mufti Munibur Rehman, leader of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Monday, Malik maintained that government was working to eliminate extremism from Islamabad. Speaking on the occasion, Mufti Munibur Rehman said the government of Punjab must clarify that it was not with those who were creating unrest in the country by launching deadly attacks on religious places. Ulema should cooperate with all concerned to foil conspiracies aimed at the triggering sectarian riots. According to him, he agreed with joint declaration, issued by Ulema conference. He said he had informed Rehman Malik about problems faced by Jamaat Ahl-e-Sunnat leaders who ensured that all problems would be resolved soon. Condemning attack on Data Darbar premises, he stated that rulers should deploy all the resources to eliminate terrorism and give exemplary punishment to the culprits. 'Maintenance of law and order situation is the joint responsibility of federal and provincial governments', Munibur Rehman added. He recalled his statement issued, the other day, against interior minister after a meeting with the latter. He clarified that the statement in question was not against Malik; it, in fact was in his interest. He also praised conduct of the interior minister. Meanwhile, the participants of meeting discussed matters vis-a-vis action against banned outfits and the peace march.