ISLAMABAD - The deadly Lahore blast, an apparent retaliation to the ongoing anti-militants operation has forced President Asif Ali Zardari to lead the nation beyond political divides at a time when terrorists are already on the run. Terrorists attacked the Rescue 15 premises, adjacent to Lahore Police Chiefs Office, at a time when PPP government already is caught in the middle of military operation resulting in mass exodus of internally displaced people. Zardaris spokesperson Farhatullah Babar stated here that the President would chair a meeting on security immediately after returning from Karachi where he left a similar moot inconclusive. Still, he did, constitute a national security committee. According to well-placed sources, Zardaris Karachi yatra, primarily aimed at convincing coalition partner MQM through a special cabinet meeting in the countrys financial capital hardly yielded any results. Consequent upon Lahore blast, the sources added, agenda of meeting diverted solely to security from the issue of IDPs settlement in Karachi and parts of Sindh. That is why, perhaps, the President formed 'yet another security committee. However, his phone call to Chief Minister Punjab is an expression of leading the country beyond political divides during war times. Earlier the press statement by the Presidents spokesperson stated that heads of all law enforcing and security related agencies would attend the meeting that Zardari would chair after his return from Karachi. Meanwhile, sources told The Nation that he would stay there for another couple of days perhaps reading the pulse of IDP issue viz a viz MQM. According to the spokesperson the meeting would take stock of the latest security situation in the country and consider measures for further strengthening it. The spokesperson also informed the media that the President also telephoned Chief Minister Punjab and condemned the heinous act in which tens of innocent people including security personnel lost their lives and many more were injured. The President expressed the hope that the government had geared up its resources for the rescue operation and to provide free medical treatment to the wounded. The President lauded the services and sacrifices of the security personnel who have valiantly borne the brunt of nations fight against the militants. They deserve the nations abiding gratitude, the President said of the security personnel who were martyred in the attack. The President also said that the families of the victims should be immediately compensated in accordance with the laid down state policy. He asked the Chief Minister to convey his deep sorrow and condolences to the members of the bereaved families. The President said that the militants were on the run and were now trying to create panic among the people through such acts of barbarism but they will not be allowed to succeed. The President believes that that incidents like the Lahore bomb blast were the dying kicks of the militants who were on the run, the spokesperson added.