Tuesday, September 06, 2011

KARACHI: Federal Religious Affairs Minister Syed Khurshid Shah has indicated positive development in the course of patch up between the ruling party and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). According to a statement issued here on Monday, Shah called on Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan at the Governor House while Provincial Local Government Minister Agha Siraj Durrani was also present. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and MQM have agreed to shun the differences thereby discharging their due role in the progress of province. It was also resolved that both parties would play their role and fend off the challenges faced by the province and the country. Political situation of the province and future line of action was also discussed in detail especially pertaining to MQM’s standing in provincial and federal cabinets.

The meeting decided that through the spirit of tolerance and accommodation, political environment would be improved in the province. The reconciliation process between PPP and MQM would be ensured on permanent basis, it was decided.

In a separate meeting with Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Hussain Wasan, Sindh governor discussed the overall law and order situation of the province and Karachi in particular, the statement added.

Political leadership would make every effort for the maintenance of peace and restoring the confidence of the people in the law enforcement agencies. Wasan apprised the governor of the prevailing situation and the steps taken in this regard. The governor expressed confidence that steps would be ensured at every level for the betterment of law and order situation.

Source: Daily Times.
Link: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=201196\story_6-9-2011_pg7_3.