ISLAMABAD - The Senate on Tuesday urged the government to implement the resolution, adopted with consensus by the Parliament's joint in-camera session, change its policy on war against terrorism and take measures for the abolishment of 58-2(b) and 17th amendment made during the rule of former president, Pervez Musharraf. Debating on President's address, Professor Khurshid Ahmed of Jamaat-e-Islami emphasized that the government should implement the 14-point resolution, unanimously passed by the in-camera session of the Parliament and change Musharraf's policy of war on terror. "The people of Pakistan gave mandate on February 18 to change the policies of Pervez Musahrraf, but it is sad that Asif Ali Zardari and Syed Yousuf Gilani are following the same polices," he said.   Khurshid Ahmed also expressed his disappointment over President's address and said that the government had not fulfilled its promise of terming Musahrraf's action of November 3, 2007 as illegal. He said that the government has failed to restore independent judiciary and its Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Khurshid further added that President Zardari had proposed in his address to the joint session that a Parliamentary Committee would be established to revisit 17th amendment and embellishment of 58-2(b). But the committee was not constituted so far, he said. "It seems that Zardari is trying to use the authority, abrogated by the retired military general through constitutional deviation. The President is expected to act on the advice of the Prime Minster". He said that address is extremely disappointing in respect of the ongoing military operation in FATA, Bajaur, Swat and Balochistan. "Action are more important than words and the fact is that these bloody operations continue unabated, as are violation of Pakistan's sovereignty by the US and ISAF forces," Professor Khurshid said that law and order situation, the energy and food crises and now the serious financial crises were an index of the failure of the government. "The government has failed to come out with a cohesive policy for providing security to the people and ensure supply of essential commodities at reasonable prices. The issue of political corruption and financial embezzlement by those who remained in power cannot be brushed aside. Concluding his debate, Professor Khurshid said, "President Zardari has so far failed to represent himself as a symbol of federation because he is still running affairs of the PPP. Taking part in the debate, Senator Ilyas Ahmed Bilour of ANP expressed his concern over the economic situation of the country and urged the government to devise a roadmap to streamline national economy with the assistance of the economic experts from within and without the Parliament.  He hailed the holding of the in-camera joint session of the Parliament to discuss national security issues and devise a policy on terrorism and extremism, particularly in the North West Frontier Province and FATA. Senator Babar Ghauri said that it was high time for action, not for lip service to take the country out of the severe crises. He suggested that the government should bring the interest rate down so that local and foreign investors could be attracted to invest in the country. He said it would prove better than begging from foreign countries or donor agencies. Ghauri blamed that certain element were using the name of Islam for their vested interests. He said that madaris were established throughout the country with the help of a dictator to promote militancy and extremism in the country. Senator Gul Naseeb also hailed President Zardari for delivering speech to the joint session of the Parliament and said it would strengthen democracy in the country. He said that friendly relations with all neighbouring countries, including India, are in the interest of the country. He strongly denied Senator Babar Ghauri's claim that Madaris were established throughout the country with help of a dictator and some of the madaris were providing military training to their students. He said that Ulema had established these madaris with the help of the general public and no madrasa could be pointed out to be training students for terrorist activities. Gul Naseeb harshly criticized Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and said that it flourished under the umbrella of dictators from time to time and created 'No Go' areas in Karachi. Senator Abdur Rahim Mandookhel too demanded provincial control over their respective resources. He urged the government to complete the high-tension electricity line from DI Khan to Zhoub to boost agricultural activities in the area. Senator Wasim Sajjad said that the present economic crisis deepened due to the irresponsible statements of the officials of the Ministry of Finance. He said that Pakistani industry was fast loosing its ability to compete with that of other countries because of the growing cost of production. He said western countries should be stressed for abolishing discriminatory quotas. He said that a strong and effective response by the government and military could put the US-led forces attacks to an end. Senator Dr Khalid Soomro said that Ulema were against terrorist activities and never patronized terrorism. He said that tribal people love Pakistan and they raised arms against the US intervention in a neighboring Muslim country. Senator Semi Siddiqui said that President's speech was nothing but dreams and wishes as there was no workable plan presented before the nation to take out the country of the prevalent crises. She said that Afghan border should be fenced and the fingerprints system should be reintroduced to contain cross-border infiltration. Siddiqui also suggested that President should launch a fund in which all political leaders should donate from their assets. She said the President should take the initiative by donating first.