The mainstream political parties of the country Monday backed the government's anti-terror efforts and unanimously recommended the initiation of dialogue with all the stakeholders to curb terrorism and taking up the drones issue at the United Nations.

The recommendations were made at the All Parties Conference convened by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif here at the PM House. It was attended by the representatives of various political parties to discuss the national security crisis confronting the country.

The participants were given a detailed briefing by the Prime Minister, Interior Minister, Chief of the Army Staff and Director General Inter-Services Intelligence, regarding the internal and regional security situation, said the resolution adopted by the APC and issued by the Prime Minister's Office.   

The APC resolved that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan were paramount and must be safeguarded at all cost.

The participants reaffirmed their complete trust and confidence in the valiant armed forces and assured them of full solidarity and support in overcoming any challenge to national security, or threat to national interests.

They said that thousands of precious lives of innocent men, women and children and defence and security personnel had been lost in the war, the illegal and immoral drone attacks and the blow-back from actions of NATO/ISAF forces in Afghanistan.      

They observed that there had also been colossal damages to social and physical infrastructure and huge consequential financial losses and adverse effects on the country's economy.     

The APC participants said that it was a matter of great regret that the immense sufferings and sacrifices of the people of Pakistan had not received due recognition from the international community.

They also prayed for the martyrs and extended their heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved families for the loss of their loved ones.

In the resolution, the political parties called upon the federal and provincial governments to provide all possible assistance for the rehabilitation and social reintegration of these families and other victims of terrorism, including internally displaced persons.

The APC noted that the United States of America continued drone attacks despite clear and unambiguous protests by the democratically elected government.

"We are unanimous that the use of drones is not only a continued violation of our territorial integrity but also detrimental to our resolve and efforts of eliminating extremism and terrorism from our country. The Federal Government should consider the possibility of taking the drone issue to the United Nations as drone attacks are a violation of International Law," said the resolution.

The conference also recommended that means and mode of fighting this war should be determined in the national interest and should not be guided by the United States of America, or any other country in this regard.