NEW YORK - Awami National Party leader Asfandyar Wali Khan has called for effective steps based on promoting harmony among communities in Karachi so as to end the incidents of target killing once and for all in the industrial city. Speaking at a well-attended party convention in Boston, he said that as far as Pukhtuns were concerned, they did not have any dispute with any one. The ANP leader warned against any measures without addressing the causes for unrest in Karachi. In that case, Pakistan would suffer a huge losses, he said. A stable Karachi is must for a stable Pakistan, he added. The large number of Pukhtun community, he said, had given their blood in the development of Karachi and this must be recognised. The ANP leader said that Pakistan needed to follow Bacha Khans concept of non-violence to overcome its multifarious problems. Indeed, Bacha Khans message of peace needs to be spread around the world. The meeting was addressed by ANP activist Jamshed Khan, General Secretary Siddiq Ali and Information Secretary Abdullah Abid and others. The ANP leader also urged effective steps to be taken by political forces coupled with the armys operations to break the back of insurgents in Pakistan. But, he added, acts of terrorism still posed a grave challenge. The defeat of insurgency is great success, he said. Pakistans image abroad will not improve unless terrorism in all its forms and manifestation was eliminated, he said, while lamenting the fact that terrorists were killing their own countrymen. Asfandyar who came to New York last week to address Bacha Khan Peace Conference in Brooklyn, honouring his grandfather, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan is expected to return to Pakistan on Monday (today). The ANP leader told party workers that terrorist activity was going on in FATA, not in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. He said his party was determined to help in the efforts to wipe out terrorism. Asfandyar said that a peaceful Afghanistan was a must for Pakistans own stability and prosperity. If the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan was sought, Pakistan would also have to eject foreign militants like the Arabs, Uzbeks and Tajiks from its territory for establishing peace in the region. On Indo-Pakistan relations, Asfandyar Wali Khan, who is also the chairman of National Assemblys Foreign Affairs Committee, said there was trust-deficit between the two neighbouring countries. Unless steps were taken to improve the atmosphere, the relations between India and Pakistan wont improve.