KARACHI - Three main coalition partners in Sindh govt, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Awami National Party (ANP) on Tuesday agreed to start indiscriminate action against the criminal elements across Sindh to maintain peace in the province.

‘Action should be taken even if the criminals and miscreants showed their affiliation with any group or political party or they tried to exert any pressure’, the leaders of three coalition parties agreed in a meeting held at Governor’s House after week long bloody violence in Karachi.

Governor Sindh Dr.Ishratul Ibad Khan, Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Federal Interior Minister Rahman Malik, Home Minister Sindh Manzoor Wassan, Raza Haroon, Dr. Saghir Ahmed and Waseem Aftab of MQM, Ayaz Soomro and Murad Ali Shah of PPP and Senator Shahi Syed and Rana Gul Afridi of ANP attended the meeting.

The participants agreed that all efforts be undertaken to ensure law and order in the metropolis and those involved in criminal activities be brought to book without any consideration of their political affiliations.

Later, talking to the media Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad thanked CM Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Rahman Malik for their efforts to bring all the parties at one table to resolve the issue. He claimed that the joint meeting of the coalition parties of Sindh Government was the solution of the major problems of Sindh and Karachi ,adding, some forces were trying to get benefit from the prevailing law and order situation and it is our duty to foil such nefarious designs.

On the occasion, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik said that President Asif Ali Zardari has ordered stern action against the criminals and ,added, that action would be indiscriminate as three parties have same stance against the criminals. 

He said that all three major parties of the province are committed to take action against those elements involved in the unrest and killings in Karachi.