KARACHI - Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that poverty has been reduced by 15 percent due to measures taken by the democratic government during last five years.

This he said while speaking at a reception, hosted here by Advocate General Sindh Abdul Fatah Malik in the premises of Sindh High Court.       

He said that unprecedented and record development projects were carried out by the government in all parts of the province for the welfare of the masses.

The chief minister said that the Constitution was also restored in its original shape with the help of coalition partners.

He said that the present government for the first time in the history of Pakistan has completed its 5-year constitutional term by pursuing the policy of reconciliation as per the vision of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and President Asif Ali Zardari. 

Talking about law and order situation, the Chief Minister said that he will give a detailed statement on the issue in the Assembly session on Monday.       

The reception was attended among others by the provincial ministers Syed Murad Ali Shah, Ayaz Soomro, Agha Siraj Durrani, Sharjeel Inam Memon, former judges and senior lawyers.