Islamabad: A meeting of the core committee of the PPP was held in the Presidency Tuesday night presided over by the Co Chairman and President Asif Ali Zardari.
Meeting attended by Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani was participated by Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari, Leader of the House in Senate, Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Minister for Commerce, Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar, Minister for Defence, Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah, Minister for Religious Affairs, Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister for water & Power, Senator Dr. Babar Awan, Senator Jahangir Badar, Mr. Nazar Mohammed Gondal, Raja Pervaz Ashraf, Ms. Rukhsana Bangash, Ms. Fauzia Habib, Senator Faisal Raza Abidi, Senator Sardar Ali Khan, Ms Mehreen Anwar Raja and Spokesperson to the President Mr. Farhatullah Babar.
Briefing the media, Spokesperson to the President Mr. Farhatullah Babar said that the meeting appreciated the decision taken by the provincial government of Sindh to take stern action all extortionists and criminal elements in different parts of Karachi in an across the board manner and regardless of Party affiliations. The meeting extended full support of the Party and the federal government to the provincial government in restoring law and order in Karachi.
The spokesperson said that the meeting also appealed to all political parties and general public to support the provincial government in maintaining law and order in Karachi and restoring normalcy to the city.
During the meeting the President also called the Chief Minister Sindh to assure him of the full support of the Party and the government in dealing with an iron hand with the criminal elements in all parts of the city that are affected by violence and lawlessness.
Mr. Babar said that the CM informed the President that it had been decided to set up an operation room in the Karachi to keep an eye on incidents of lawlessness in the city, monitor the action taken against the criminals and provide succour and relief to the victims of lawlessness.
The President also spoke with ANP President Asfandyar Wali on the issue of peace in Karachi.
The meeting also decided that senior PPP leaders belonging to Sindh and in the federal government will be available on hand to assist the provincial government in maintenance of peace in Karachi in any manner deemed appropriate and necessary.
The meeting also decided to assist the provincial government in strengthening the prosecution branch to ensure that challans are immediately submitted to the courts against all those apprehended in the drive against criminal elements, the spokesperson said.
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