KARACHI - The bloody twin suicide blasts on the shrine of Data Darbar has compelled the government and law enforcement agencies to broaden contacts with the scholars of different schools of thought to chalk-out a national strategy to curb the menace of religious terrorism and extremism in the country. According to sources, the officials of Interior Ministry and law enforcement agencies are having meetings with the prominent clerics, intellectuals and leaders of different religious schools of thought including Beralvi, Shia, Deobandi, Ahle Hadees and others to take their viewpoint about how to tackle this menace. Sources said that the clerics, in the meeting with the government officials, underlined the need to chalk out a strict policy to eliminate the terrorists from the country. They opined that terrorism has increased in the country during the era of former military dictator General Ziaul-Haq, who was using the name of Islam and provoking sectarian hatred in the country to prolong his rule. Some clerics urged the government to lessen the strength of the holy processions of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAWW) and mourning processions of martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) in Muharram-ul-Harram. They underlined the need to eliminate the literatures of various sects, which are creating hatred among the people. However, the clerics of other religious schools demanded the government to start operation against the terrorists without any discrimination. They opined that the defunct terrorist organisations were involved in the killing of their opponents due to the difference of ideology and beliefs. The authorities said that the government wanted to devise a strategy against the menace of religious terrorism saying that through meeting with the intellectuals and clerics, government can craft a policy with the consensus of all sects.