KARACHI Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has assured that the PPP-MQM coalition would remain intact and joint efforts would be made to restore peace in Karachi. Speaking on the floor of Sindh Assembly on Thursday, after the members of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) attended the session, ending their boycott, Qaim said that the coalition government was running smoothly in the province for the last two years and would continue to do so and complete its five years. The MQM boycott ended after talks between the leadership of MQM and PPP. Qaim said annoyance was a part of parliamentary politics but the alliance would continue to work. The present Sindh assembly is unique example in the parliamentary history of world where the opposition and treasury are working with unanimity in the better interest of the people and development of the province, he said, adding that this harmony will continue. The CM thanked President Zardari, PM Gilani and MQM Chief Altaf Hussain for their cooperation in this regard. Later addressing a press conference in his chamber, the Chief Minister said that condition in Sindh was not bad but certainly it needed attention and there had now been a slump in the target killings. He said that in that city of about 20 million, deaths did occur because of accidents, but target killings were certainly a cause of concern and government had not been negligent about the issue and strived to control it. He said the city was handed over to the Rangers on the demand of people but certainly after consultations with the friends. Qaim pointed out that under section 5 of Anti-Terrorist Act, forces could be called in for the aid of police and so Rangers were given powers of police under the same provision so that law and order was maintained in the city and hopefully there would be an improvement in the situation. He told the journalists that ever since PPP had come into power, law and order had all along been its top priority besides focusing on poverty alleviation which had been a directive of Shaheed Mohtarma and then a number of initiatives were under implementation on that count. The Chief Minister said that performance of the Assembly was before the people. He said some distaste, which grew among the partners and turned intense, has now been normalised. He said the Assemblys performance occurred because of policy of reconciliation whereby some legislation has been carried out and more would be done in coming days so that improvement was brought in the life of people. Replying to a query, Qaim said that Rangers were not summoned but they were already there for the aid of police. He said government is spending a lot on the Rangers besides providing them accommodation and they were working effectively. He told a questioner that situation arising from target killings had improved and controlled to some extent. The Chief Minister said that improvement in law and order would be possible with unity amongst us and this unity proves as a deterrent as well. He said the understanding reached with the displeased partner without any terms and conditions and their unity was in the interests of people of Sindh so that they could get relief and employment, poverty could be alleviated and law and order maintained. He said it was improper to suggest that agencies carry out target killings so that they could retain their powers. Parliamentary Party leader of MQM in Sindh Assembly Faisal Sabzwari said the coalition governments face differences but MQM is trying to resolve the differences. He said majority of issues regarding local bodies have been settled and the bill be presented soon in the assembly. Media has been barred from live coverage of the session at this occasion. Deputy Parliamentary leader of MQM Syed Sardar Ahmad said that evil eyes had cast its shadow over the ruling coalition of Sindh which was subsided and now the process of reconciliation would continue. Earlier, Chief Minister along with some ministers accompanied the MQM legislators entered the House amidst thumping of desks by treasury benches after they ended their boycott of the Assembly session. The house which was called in order by Acting Speaker Ms. Shehla Raza at about 11-45 noon adopted a resolution paying tributes to the Kashmiri people for their historic struggle for their independence as guaranteed by the UNO and condemned the humans rights violations in Jammu Kashmir. PPP member Humera Alwani, on behalf of her colleagues, condemned the US jury for finding Dr Aafia Siddiqui guilty and said that government should defend her and bring her home. The house was adjourned till Saturday morning.