KARACHI - Speaker of Sindh Assembly and leader of ruling PPP Agha Siraj Durrani has emphasised the need for better working relationship between the government and the Opposition parties in Sindh Assembly for the restoration of peace in the metropolis, suggesting the Opposition parties to join the coalition government for the betterment of the people.
Talking to the media after the honorary degree awarding ceremony to PPP’s Syed Khurshid Shah and Justice Agha Rafiq here at local hotel on Sunday, Speaker Sindh Assembly said that all the political parties of Opposition including MQM, PML-N, PML-F and PTI have to join hands with the government for ensuring sustainable peace in Karachi.
He said that the Government should resolve the complaints and issues of MQM, PML-F, PML-N and other Opposition parties of Sindh. The Speaker said that local elements are involved in disturbing law and order in the commercial hub of the country and terrorism was further worsening the situation.
He said that the improvement in security situation in Karachi will take time and it would need effective measures. Siraj Durrani said that, besides targeted actions, intelligence network should be strengthened and police and Rangers be provided modern weapons. Speaker Sindh Assembly suggested for special compensation packages for the families of martyred officials of law-enforcement agencies. He said that former President Asif Ali Zardari has authorised the Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah in the government affairs as it was the responsibility of the government to protect lives and property of people.
Earlier, he addressed the degrees distribution ceremony.
He congratulated Judge of Federal Shariat Court Agha Rafiq Ahmed Khan and opposition leader Syed Khurshid Shah over receiving honorary doctorate degrees from the Sindh University.
He also felicitated Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah who received an honorary degree from the Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur.