Talks with MQM resumed for maintenance of peace: Sindh CM

LARKANA: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that the talks with MQM have been resumed for maintenance of peace and favorable law and order situation in the province. He said this while talking to media persons at Moen-Jo-Daro after arrival from Karachi in a special plane for visiting the graves of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto Shaheed at Garhi Khuda Bukhsh along with his new 21 cabinet members on Saturday.

He said the investigation into the Karachi incident of April 9, which is under process, and high level inquiry will be conducted to disclose the truth before the public. He said that the PPP government attaches high priority to ensure law and order, eradication of poverty and creation of job opportunities.

In reply to a question, he said the Sindh cabinet would be expanded in the next few weeks after consultation with co-Chairman of the Party Mr. Asif Ali Zardari. He said first cabinet meeting will be held today (Sunday) to discuss and calm the environment of Karachi especially with MQM he said. He said the present government of PPP will try its best to implement its manifesto in which the problems regarding un-employment, education, energy, environment will be addressed under the policy of the government.

Earlier, the Chief Minister and his new Sindh cabinet members were warmly welcomed here in Larkana, Naudero and Garhi Khuda Bukhsh. The cabinet members accompanied Syed Qaim Ali Shah, included Dr. Zulfikar Mirza, Murad Ali Shah, Shazia Mari, Tauqir Fatima Bhutto, Sassi Palijo, Nurgis N.D Khan, Aga Siraj Ahmed Durrani, Mohammad Ayaz Soomro, Mir Nader Khan Magsi, Saifullah Dharejo, Manzoor Ahmed Wassan and others.

They all visited the mausoleums of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and offered Fateha, laid floral wreaths on the graves of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and martyrs of October 18. Quran Khawani was also observed at the Mazars. On the occasion Provincial Minister for Information Shazia Mari while talking to a group of media persons said that the present government believes in the freedom of press and positive role of electronic media and print media will be welcomed.

The Minister said that all out efforts will be made for the welfare of journalists’ community in the province and said the freedom would be given to the media so they could perform their professional duties without any hindrance.-SANA

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