Parliament has passed a resolution urging a review of security strategy to fight militancy, saying dialogue must be the highest priority. The resolution, passed late on Wednesday by a joint sitting of the two-chamber parliament, came after a two-week closed debate on security in which some opposition members called for an end to Pakistan's help for the U.S.-led campaign. The resolution was not expected to have any immediate impact on offensives in the northwest in which the army says more than 1,000 militants have been killed. "We need an urgent review of our national security strategy and revisiting the methodology of combating terrorism in order to restore peace and stability," the resolution said. The parliamentarians highlighted the importance of negotiations. "Dialogue must now be the highest priority as a principal instrument of conflict management and resolution," they said. "Dialogue will be encouraged with all those elements willing to abide by the constitution of Pakistan and rule of law."The resolution said Pakistan could not be used as a base for attacks on other countries. "Pakistan's territory shall not be used for any kind of attacks on other countries and all foreign fighters, if found, shall be expelled from our soil," the resolution said. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani told parliament he welcomed the resolution. "The recommendations which came out after the debate give a fresh mandate to the government to reorganize its war against extremism," the state APP news agency quoted him as saying. The United States has been pressing Pakistan to eliminate militant sanctuaries in the northwest from where Taliban insurgents infiltrate into Afghanistan to fight Western forces. The United States has been critical of past negotiations and peace pacts with militant in Pakistan, saying they merely gave the militants the opportunity to reorganize and consolidate.