Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani on Tuesday said Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) is a strong and coordinated response to terrorist forces bent upon creating panic and uncertainty in societies and creating hurdles in the smooth developmental process. The chairman Senate expressed these views in a meeting with Gen. (R) Raheel Sharif, Commander-in-Chief IMCTC at Parliament House today. The meeting was attended by Senator Shibli Faraz, Leader of the House in Senate, Senators Dilawar Khan, Khanzada Khan, Muhammad Azam Khan Swati, Saleem Zia, Muhammad Javed Abbasi, Manzoor Ahmad Kakar, Muhammad Ahmad Khan, Lt. Gen. (R) Abdul Qayyum and members of IMCTC delegation. He said that the coalition is not against any state, nation or a particular sect, however, it aims to counter terrorism and eliminate it by further augmenting the ongoing efforts. Senate Chairman said that terrorism has no place in any religion or belief and peaceful coexistence is the only way forward to expedite the pace for regional development and making the world a better place to live. He specifically lauded the efforts of IMCTC under General Raheel Sharif in promoting peace and eliminating terrorism. He observed that Pakistan wants peaceful solution to all the issues as peace guarantees growth and prosperity. He further remarked that dialogue is the only solution to our problems and we must engage in constructive dialogue to give peace a chance to flourish thus overcoming poverty and doing away with the economic imbalance. During the meeting Senators appreciated the efforts of IMCTC and assured their cooperation and support for further strengthening it. Commander-in-Chief of IMCTC briefed the Chairman about the aims and objectives of the force. He said that Pakistan has played a vital role in fighting terrorism and IMCTC is a platform to eliminate terrorism and promote efforts aimed at peace at regional and global level. He said that not only the Muslim countries but other nations can also benefit from this alliance. Published in Daily Times, February 13th 2019.