ISLAMABAD - In-camera session of the Parliament that started here on Wednesday for an indefinite period is aiming at formulation of a new 'national policy on terror war' after pouring in vantage points from all parliamentary parties. According to sources privy to the in-camera joint sitting of two Houses of the Parliament, the session would continue on Thursday (today) for a question answer session. The sources told TheNation that after the question answer session of the parliamentarians with the military officials, the session would be made open for debate as well as for media from Monday onward. Still the sources were not sure about the possibility of opening up the session after the military part of it is over and could not rule out continuation of the in-camera debate. However, the sources said, "At the end of the session the Parliament would come up with the formulation of a new national policy on the war on terror that would not be the policy of any one party or coalition." The sources further said that the country was in dire need of such a national policy in the wake of a critical phase of the international war on terror being pushed entirely into Pakistan from its main theatre Afghanistan. Therefore, the government as well as the army had felt the need for evolving a national policy and that too by the Parliament in order to restore its lost supremacy, the sources said. This policy, the sources added, primarily would legitimise the tribal Laskhars collaborating with the army to fight against Taliban by according not only the army's but entire nation's support to them. On the first day of the Parliament's in-camera joint session, senior military officials made a detailed presentation on the war on terror while they would answer questions of the parliamentarians on Thursday (today).   Meanwhile, an official press release stated that a joint session of the Parliament was held in-camera in the Parliament House today (Wednesday). Major General Ahmed Shuja Pasha, Director General (Military Operations) briefed the members of the Parliament on the law and order situation and security in the country. According to the press release, the August House was informed that to curb menace of terrorism, internal security operations had to be undertaken in FATA and Swat. It was informed that the Armed Forces have successfully conducted the operation with the support of local people who have risen against the militants by forming "Lashkars" in the affected areas. The House was informed that the Government was making all efforts to defeat extremism and terrorism, and bring peace and prosperity to the affected areas.    The meeting was attended by almost all the MNAs and Senators. The Governors of Punjab, Balochistan, NWFP and Chief Ministers of all the provinces besides Mian Nawaz Sharif, Ch. Shujaat Hussain and General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, Chief of Army Staff attended the briefing on special invitation of the Speaker National Assembly.    Earlier, sources told The Nation that the presentation made by the military officials was of routine nature, inter alia, indicating how many Taliban were killed or arrested during the operations in the tribal and other bordering areas. Although the members of the Parliament were asked to take oath that they would not reveal the proceedings of the session, the sources said there was hardly anything sensitive of that nature other than films showing Taliban execute their captives. According to the sources, the national policy on which the joint sitting of the Parliament was aimed at would be revolving around the question whether or not to stay part of the international war on terror. The sources believed that Pakistan has meagre options to get out of the international war by earning annoyance of the US as well as Saudi Arabia. The military officials informed the Parliamentarians that Pakistan would not be in a position to absorb economic fall-out of switching out of the American-led coalition. The House was informed that even meeting the expenses of the internal war against extremists would not be affordable for Pakistan without external assistance. According to the sources, the presentation made by the DG MO also briefed the parliamentarians about the utility of over ten billion dollars that came in for the war on terror. The House was informed that most of the money that came in from the US was disbursed against the services rendered to the international forces including the intelligence sharing at the tripartite forum of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the US. These disbursements also included even the salaries of the additional deployments in the affected border areas, the sources said on strict condition of anonymity. According to the sources, Pasha said the foreign hands are involved in ongoing terrorism wave unleashed in the country, and Afghan nationals are also among the terrorists arrested by the security agencies. He said Bajaur would be cleared soon. He briefed the session about the suicide attacks that occurred so far in the country. He said that terrorists had launched 88 suicide attacks so far since July 2007 in which 174 army personnel were martyred, 416 were injured, and 122 police officials were martyred and 256 sustained injuries. He said that 2244 militants and 581 foreign terrorists were killed in different actions taken by security forces, the sources maintained.