SYED DANISH HUSSAIN ISLAMABAD PML-Q Secretary General Mushahid Hussain Syed Friday called for redefining national security doctrine and urged the civilian leadership to come up with a new security doctrine incorporating civilian components into it. Mushahid Hussain expressed these views while addressing a conference held here under the aegis of Liberal Forum Pakistan as chief guest. MQM MNA Dr Nadeem Ihsan, PML-N leader Sadia Khaqan Abbasi, PML-Q Women Wing President Farrukh Khan, Deputy Secretary Information Mustafa Malik, Chairman Liberal Forum Pakistan Anis Jilani and others also addressed the conference titled 'Rule of Law & Progressive Pakistan. Today, time is ripe for the nation to go for a new security agenda. Armed Forces are busy in their professional assignments. Now the political leadership should come up with their vision on national security, Mushahid added. He disagreed to the notion that strong centre can ensure strong Pakistan, saying that more autonomous and strong provinces could ensure a vibrant and strong federation. History tells us that major decision on national security was taken by a politician Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and he tasked three civilians including Ghulam Ishaq Khan and Agha Shahi to look after the project, he said. He said the nation was resilient and more cognisant of the situation and the political leadership should take this new reality into account. Later, while talking to media persons, Mushahid said it was a positive sign that Indian government, under pressure from the US, taking U-turn had come to the dialogue table. However, in my view, the ball is in the court of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. India is a big country but its leadership has a very small heart, he said, adding that Singh should have a big heart to resolve all its issues with smaller countries through dialogue. He went on to say that the issue of ongoing proxy war in Afghanistan should also be made a part of the Pak-India talks. One thing is clear. Pakistan would not allow India to jeopardise the peace of entire region, making the dialogue process hostage to Mumbai incidents, he further said. He cautioned Indian leadership against the menace of terrorism and extremism, saying this phenomenon had started from Iraq and had engulfed Pakistan. However, this terror influx would not stop on Wagah Border. Indians must understand that there are so many militant freedom movements in action in India. If they do not work with Pakistan to defeat the menace of terror, they would be the next target, he warned.