KARACHI, Sept 3 (APP)- A meeting of the leadership of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) was held at Bilawal House on Monday with President Asif Ali Zardari in chair.
Those who were present during the meeting included among others Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Dr Asim Hussain, Dr Farooq Sattar, Senator Babar Khan Ghouri, Pir Mazharul Haq, Muhammad Ayaz Soomro, Agha Siraj Khan Durrani, Rafique Engineer, Rashid Hussain Rabbani, MNA Abdul Qadir Patel, Dr. Sagheer Ahmed, Muhammad Kanwar Naveed and Raza Haroon.
Coalition matters, local bodies elections and law and order situation in the province was discussed during the meeting.
President Asif Ali Zardari while underlining the need for the two coalition partners to work hand in hand for peace in the province, especially in Karachi, and strengthening of the political process said that PPP believes in following policy of reconciliation and taking along all its allied parties in all matters of national importance.
He said that the fragile law and order situation in Karachi demanded of all political forces to work together for ensuring peace in the metropolis and bringing the culprits to book. The President said that the political forces should augment efforts of the law enforcing agencies in maintaining peace in the economic hub of the country.
He said that ensuring complete law and order and the protection of lives and property of the citizens was the priority of the Government and that no compromise shall be made in this regard.
The meeting also discussed various issues regarding the Local Government System for Sindh.
The President expressed the hope that the two parties would soon be able to finalize their deliberations in order to carry forward the democratic process and for conducting the local bodies elections in the province. (APP)