ISLAMABAD (APP) - President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday said the scourge of terrorism and extremism was hurting the country's economic development as well as its institutions. The President was talking to Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Chief of the Army Staff, General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani, who called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Wednesday. President Zardari said the government was following a multi-pronged and effective strategy to root out the menace of terrorism and extremism from the country. The Chief of Army Staff briefed the President and the Prime Minister about the prevailing law and order situation in FATA and tribal areas as well as the measures being taken to restore peace in these areas. The President and the Prime Minister expressed their satisfaction over the measures being taken in these areas.