ISLAMABAD - Members of British Parliament have strongly condemned the drone attacks at Pakistani territory. The UK MPs Mohammad Sarwar, James McCovern, James Davine and Mark Fisher, who are recently visiting Pakistan, said this in a meeting with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani at PM Secretariat here on Friday. The MPs supported Pakistan's stance that such attacks prove counter-productive in the efforts to isolate terrorists from saner elements. Prime Minister Gilani underscored the need for more active role on part of 'Friends of Democratic Pakistan Forum' to take Pakistan out of the current economic challenges. He expressed the hope that their economic assistance would help alleviate poverty, which was one of the root causes of terrorism and extremism. He also asked for British support in increasing the capacity of security personnel to confront the threat of terrorism effectively. The Prime Minister expressed Pakistan's concern over increased poppy cultivation in Afghanistan and said that the world community should take immediate note of drug money being used by the terrorists. Gilani said that the government was working on a three-pronged strategy based on dialogue, development and deterrence and was trying to segregate saner elements from the extremists. He appreciated Britain's role in reducing tension between India and Pakistan after the Mumbai attacks. The British MPs appreciated Prime Minister's role in national reconciliation and said that Gilani was being viewed as dealing fairly with both the government and opposition members. Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir and Ambassador-at-large Javed Malik also attended the meeting.