KARACHI   -   A high-level meeting of the Sindh government, presided by President Asif Ali Zardari, on Saturday decided to deploy at least 2,000 additional police cops and Rangers to control the volatile situation in Lyari area, Karachi. The President also directed the LEAs to expedite action against criminals irrespective of their political affiliation as violence in the provincial metropolis could destabilise the entire country.The meeting was attended by Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan and Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah. The current situation of law and order with special reference to the one in Lyari was discussed. Later, the meeting was also joined by PPP leaders Senator Rehman Malik, Opposition leader in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon and other senior officials. The DG rangers and IG police briefed the meeting about the situation. President Zardari directed the government to enhance coordination and strengthen intelligence agencies to curb crimes. He said life and property of the peoples should be protected at all costs. After the meeting, a three-member committee of PPP on Lyari led by party’s Karachi chief Abdul Qadir Patel, Senator Saeed Ghani and Senator Yousaf Baloch met with the President at Bilawal House and briefed him. Sources said that some members of the PPP committee alleged that ‘third force’ was behind the tension between the Katchhi and Baloch people in Lyari. They also said that the president directed the PPP leaders to hold talks with the elders of both sides from Katchhi and Baloch communities to end their feud.Meanwhile, Senator Rehman Malik while talking to media persons urged all the political parties to get united against terrorism.To a question, he said that no one had stopped Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar from visiting Karachi to review the law and order situation. He said his party would help the PML-N government complete its constitutional term of five years.He further said that his party would also support the national policy to be devised by the PML-N government in consultation with the political parties against terrorism.   He denied differences between the PPP and the MQM. He said the PPP wanted to make the MQM a part of the coalition and was waiting for their response.