KARACHI: All three major stake holding political parties, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Awami National Party (ANP) on Tuesday agreed to ensure indiscriminate action against criminals and miscreants in Karachi.
Leaders of the three coalition partners attended a joint meeting hosted by Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan at his residence as a follow up to President Zardari’s meeting.All the three coalition partners were seen sitting together, especially presence of the MQM and ANP representatives after recent tense situation of the city was a positive sign.According to an official handout besides Governor Ibad, Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Interior Minister Rehman Malik, MQM’s Raza Haroon, Dr Sagheer Ahmed and Wasim Aftab, ANP’s Senator Shahi Syed, Rana Gul Afridi, and Ameer Nawab, and PPP’s Ayaz Soomro and Syed Murad Ai Shah attended the meeting.
“It was made clear on the occasion that action will be taken without indiscrimination and pressure against criminal and miscreant elements irrespective of their affiliation with any of the groups and parties”, the handout stated.An appeal was also made to the media for extending cooperation to improve the situation and promote an atmosphere of unity and brotherhood.Speaking on the occasion Governor Ibad said that the coalition partners have sit together because of collective efforts, and many issues have been resolved. He said that all the political parties could foil conspiracies to disturb Karachi’s peace through collective efforts.
Malik said that the President Zardari has directed to take strict action against criminal elements. The three parties have unanimous consensus and support in favour of indiscriminate action. On the occasion, he expressed gratitude for President Zardari, MQM chief Altaf Hussain, and ANP’s head Asfandyar Wali for their efforts in restoration of peace in the city.It is pertinent to mention here that the three coalition parties have to constitute joint committee initially in five districts for implementation of the decisions made by the government. In this regard they will furnish names of their party representative very soon. – Dailytimes