ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari said on Tuesday that Pakistan's quest for tackling issues with India through peaceful means would continue, but it should not be seen Islamabad's weakness and any aggression would be responded in a befitting manner. The President met separately with the delegations of coalition parties including ANP, MQM and JUI-F to evolve a joint stance on both national and international issues being confronted by the country. ANP President Asfandyar Wali Khan headed his party's delegation comprised of Senator Haji Muhammad Adeel, Afrasiab Khattak and Central Information Secretary Zahid Khan, remained with the President at the Presidency for around one hour on Tuesday. The MQM delegation was headed by Dr Farooq Sattar and other members were Adil Siddique and Wasim Aftab also held a meeting with the President and discussed in detail the national and coalition government issues in Sindh. JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman led JUI delegation, which also met the President at the Presidency, discussing the regional situation in the backdrop of last month's Mumbai attacks and tension between Pakistan and India. They also communicated their party's point of view on the domestic issues and their concerns about the coalition partners. Federal Minister for Labour and Manpower Syed Khurshid Shah, Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Mian Raza Rabbani and Water and Power Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf were also present in the meetings. Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar told TheNation that the President held meetings with coalition partners and deliberated on the regional and national political and security situation. The President discussed the regional situation in the wake of Mumbai terror attacks, national security situation, eruption of recent violence in Karachi, political and security situation in NWFP, and economic scenario affected by the prevailing terrorist waves. "We should get united at this critical juncture, both on national and domestic issues and should try to sort out our issues politically whether these are with other countries or domestically," it was agreed during the consultations. During a meeting with ANP delegation, the issues of coalition parties also came under discussion, as PPP members had communicated to the President about their concerns of being ignored in the provincial government affairs, a source privy to the meeting narrated. When approached ANP Central Information Secretary Zahid Khan said that the ANP offered full support to the government to play an active political role both at the national and regional levels to tackle the militancy issue locally and also regionally. He said that the President apprised the delegation of his consultations with the US, UK and other world leaders regarding Pakistan's firm stance on the tension with India. He said it was also agreed to handle the situation carefully and that the Opposition parties would also be consulted on any development regarding the national interest related issue. "As far as the ANP is concerned we are ready to help the government out of the prevailing situation. Asfandayar also stressed for continuing the diplomatic efforts to defuse the tension with India," he added.