ISLAMABAD As usual Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani was on a damage control mission to bring down the rising political temperatures and rang up Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif to calm him down on some of provocative rather hostile statements coming from his cabinet members. According to the PMs spokesman both leaders agreed to prepare a joint strategy against militancy for which Prime Minister Gilani had already called the meeting of all the intelligence agencies heads and other concerned authorities on Monday (July 5). He has also taken into loop all the four provincial governments, as according to him only a joint strategy and concerted efforts would succeed against this menace spread across the country. They agreed that terrorism was the main hurdle in the way of development and giving relief to people. They further agreed that it was not time for indulging in the blame game as it was a serious national issue and required joint efforts to tackle. PML-N Quaid Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif suggested consultation with the political leadership to which Prime Minister Gilani fully agreed and promised that a conference of national political leadership would be called soon. The Prime Minister said that in the meeting on law and order he has fixed for Monday (July 5) decision would be taken in this regard. He said that Federal Government would extend full support to provincial government to fight terrorism and extremism. Sources aware of the conversation between the two leaders said that Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani pacified Mian Nawaz Sharif, who got infuriated by the statement of Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik, and said that it was not time for political point scoring and stressed the need of making joint efforts to fight the monster of terrorism challenging the very existence of the state. Sources in Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) informed that the blame game was triggered after the statement of Governor Punjab Sulman Taseer wherein he had attributed the suicide attacks at Data Darbar as failure of Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif. Later it would become free for all and leaders from both sides freely traded allegations against each other and finally PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif came up with the allegation that Federal Government was not properly sharing intelligence regarding terrorism with Punjab Government. A senior PML-N leader on condition of anonymity said that it was beyond comprehension that on one hand the top leadership of the PPP talked about politics of reconciliation while on the other hand they had let loose their secondary and tertiary leadership to open a tirade of criticism against PML-N and when they responded to their negative propaganda then Prime Minister Gilani or some other top leader of the party jumped into the fray to mitigate the situation.