LAHORE - Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Sunday said that his government had lifted ban on entry of Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan in the province. Talking to reporters at the residence of PPP Secretary-General Jehangir Badr on Sunday evening, he said Sindh government had earlier banned Imrans entry in Sindh owing to precarious law and order situation in Karachi. Now as the situation is under control, Imran could come to Karachi any time as he wishes, he added. The Sindh CM visited the residence of PPP leader to congratulate him on his son Zulfiqar Badrs marriage. He said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had telephoned him on Sunday and asked for lifting of ban on Imrans entry in Karachi He said decision to ban Imrans entry in Karachi was taken by Sindh government and MQM as a party had no role whatsoever in the decision. He said PPP had a lot of respect for Imran Khan as he had been part of political struggle against dictatorial regime of Pervez Musharraf in the past. Responding to a question, he said, MQM was neither annoyed with PPP before nor was it unhappy with it now. Qaim said MQM had never formally taken up the issue of present Sindh IG police with the PPP, and there was also no need to change him. Replying to another question, he said that Sunni Tehreek would not be allowed to hold any public rally in Karachi because section 144 had been enforced in view of the law and order situation there. He rejected reports that Taliban had entered Karachi, saying that government had no proof of their involvement in any terrorist activity. He said that some poor people from FATA came to Karachi and other parts of Pakistan to earn their livelihood, and hence it was not appropriate to ban their entry in Sindh or elsewhere. Qaim said they were Pakistani citizens and free to move anywhere in the country. He, however, said that government would not allow any body to carry out terrorist activities. Talking about National Finance Commission Award (NFC), Sindh CM said it needed to be revised for fair distribution of national resources among the federating units. He rejected present NFC award formulated by General (R) Pervez Musharraf, terming it highly unfair. He said present award was not acceptable to the smaller provinces in its present form, and hence needed to be revised in accordance with their requirements. To a query about April 21 carnage in Karachi, he said police had arrested some suspects in relation to the incidents and the matter was being inquired into. When asked about fate of investigations into May 12 incident of 2007, he said PPP had the highest number of martyrs in that incident followed by ANP, MQM and other parties. We are the heirs to May 12 incident, he observed without making any further comment on the issue. Earlier, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani intervened to lift ban placed on Imran Khan to enter Sindh, in a bid to ensure greater political harmony at a time when the country was facing serious challenges. Earlier on Sunday the authorities had stopped Imran Khan from boarding a plane for Karachi, citing the ban on entry placed on him by the Sindh government for one month. The Prime Minister who was in the provincial metropolis directed the Chief Minister Sindh not to place any ban on Imrans entry into Karachi or any part of the province, sources in PM House told TheNation on Sunday evening. The Prime Minister also talked on telephone with the provincial leadership of PPP, MQM, ANP and Sunni Tehreek and urged them to exhibit a sense of harmony and political reconciliation as the country was passing through a critical juncture. He said the PPP believed in strengthening democratic norms in the country and that everyone had a right to express his opinion and views. Gilani, however, pointed that due to imposition of section 144, no procession should be taken out, owing to the law and order situation. He said it was vital that all political stakeholders realise their responsibility and not to resort to any measure that could risk the peace and tranquillity of Karachi or any other part of the country. Meanwhile, PTI chief Khan has decided to move to the apex court against the Sindh governments decision to ban his entry into the province. It is for the fourth time that the PTI Chief had been barred from entering Sindh. He was not allowed to board a Karachi-bound flight at Allama Iqbal International Airport on Sunday even after issuance of a boarding card. The PTI Chairman reached the airport in the morning, leading a mammoth rally of the PTI leaders and workers. He was due to lead a rally in Karachi, open his partys membership drive as well as launch a fundraising for Shaukat Khanum Cancer Research Hospital. Talking to the newsmen at the airport and latter addressing a Press conference at his residence, the PTI Chairman questioned the legality of the ban and announced challenging it in the Supreme Court as well as adopting other means, like leading a rally by road, to reach Karachi. Alleging that the MQM was behind the restriction to force him withdraw his case against Altaf Hussain, he pledged never to bow before the pressure and would take the case to its logical conclusion. He said the MQM chief could have been arrested provided the Pakistan government allowed the Scotland Yard police to probe the case in Karachi. He said that it was regrettable that a British national Altaf Hussain was running a political outfit in Pakistan while sitting in London for the last 18 years. He said the MQM chief talked of writ of government in Swat but was silent on killings in Karachi. He alleged that the MQM was behind Karachi carnage. Regretting MQM leaders statement that he being a Pukhtoon was a supporter of Taliban, Imran said he and his party had never done politics on the basis of biradris or clans. He said he had warned of the possibilities of Pukhtoons reaction much before the Army operation was launched in the tribal areas in 2004. To a question, he said the National Reconciliation Ordinance was against fundamental rights under which thousands of cases against President Asif Zardari and MQM leaders and workers were withdrawn and that it was bound to be challenged in a court of law but after settling the issue of PCO judges.