ISLAMABAD - Almost all the Federal Ministers from Sindh have raised strong voices against the unilateral decisions of the government to tackle the political as well as law and order issues in Sindh with particular reference to the port city of Karachi with Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani in the Federal Cabinet meeting. Wisely handling the situation, the Premier asked the Federal Ministers from Sindh to have a separate meeting with him after the Cabinet meeting. The sources aware of the development informed TheNation that at the outset of the Federal Cabinet meeting the ministers from Sindh unleashed their outburst against a former federal minister who had put the whole government and the party in an embarrassing situation by mishandling the dialogue with Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ibad on reversing the commissionerate system in Karachi and Hyderabad alone, the decision the government had to alter a day after. These ministers made it clear to the Prime Minister to intervene in this situation as taking decisions unilaterally by the party high-ups with taking the other stakeholders on board would be detrimental to the Sindh government as well as the future politics of PPP in the province. Later, in the evening Federal Ministers Syed Khursheed Shah, Syed Naveed Qamar, Dr. Hafeez Sheikh, Dr. Asim Hussain, Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Senator Mola Baksh Chandio, Hazar Khan Bajarani, MNA, and Ghaus Baksh Mahar MNA met the Prime Minister and apprised him of the situation in Sindh in general and Karachi in particular. The ministers requested the Prime Minister to intervene to evolve a strategy to settle the issues on durable basis after taking all the stakeholders into confidence. The Prime Minister assured that he would address the points raised by the ministers in the largest interest of the province. While declaring the ending of loadshedding and energy shortage is number one priority of the incumbent government, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday expressed his concern over this grave issue and asked the concerned ministries to meet on daily basis and come up with out of box solution. Expressing serious concern over the unscheduled loadshedding and energy shortage, the Prime Minister has directed the relevant authorities to take appropriate measures to resolve the situation at the earliest, Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan said this while addressing a press conference, after the cabinet meeting held with the Prime Minister in the chair. She said that the Prime Minister had asked the Ministry of Water and Power, Petroleum and Natural Resource, Finance, Industries and Planning Commission to meet on day-to-day basis and come up with proper solution. Apart from discussing on long time loadshedding in different areas, the cabinet meeting also discussed the solution of unscheduled loadshedding and power outages during Iftar and Sher times, said Firdous Ashiq Awan. She said Rs1 trillion invested in energy sector but it hit by some hazards. The issue of IPPs and administrative reformed need to be properly resolved, as the invested money could not produce much fruitful result, she added. The sources privy to the cabinet meeting shared that the meeting witnessed serious reservations by some of the cabinet members over the dual local government system in Sindh and withdrawal of the commissionerate system. On it, the Prime Minister held a separate meeting with the Federal Minister from Sindh and discussed different pros and cons of the situation. To a question about the reservations of some of cabinet members on it, Firdous Ashiq Awan admitted that the Prime Minister held a separate meeting with the federal minister from Sindh. Firdous further explained that the system was withdrawn as it had certain shortcomings and PPP wanted to remove these and base it on the uniformity of system. While discussing the agenda items regarding renaming of Peshawar International Airport, the sources said, some cabinet members had a difference of opinion over the. Some of them were in favour of replacing the name with Bacha Khan airport while other went against this suggestion, the sources said. The sources said that the agenda item was later deferred terming the matter as provincial issue. The Information Minister said that the cabinet also discussed the Rs 11 billion bailout package to Pakistan Railways, as Rs 6 billion would be spent on purchasing new locomotives and Rs 5 billion on restructuring the entity. To a question, she said that the bailout package would be transferred to Pakistan Railways within a few days. To a question about discussion on Saraiki province in the cabinet meeting, the Minister said that this issue was not discussed in the meeting. Consensus on this matter will be adopted following law and constitution, she added. When asked about worsening law and order situation in Karachi, she said that the PM had asked all the parliamentarians to highlight the matter along with their solid suggestions to improve the situation as earlier as possible. Talking about the Prime Ministers briefing to the cabinet about his recent visit to Saudi Arabia, she said that the Prime Minister held a meeting with King Abdullah and discussed issues pertaining to Afghanistan and regional stability, bilateral trade and economic relations. I appreciated the assistance of Saudi Government during and after the last year devastating floods and for the rehabilitation of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir earthquake victims, said Prime Minister during the cabinet meeting, adding that he apprised the Saudi King that 1.5 million Pakistanis working in the Kingdom are an asset for both the countries, rendering valuable services for the economic uplift of the two countries. I informed him that we, seek reactivation of bilateral cooperation with Saudi Arabia in the fields of science, defence, defence production, trade and commerce. I assured him that Pakistan wants free, peaceful, prosperous and sovereign Afghanistan. We have excellent relations with the Afghan President, he said adding, I also informed King Abdullah that our relations with India are moving in the right direction, the PM said. King Abdullah had appreciated relations with Pakistan and stated that Pakistan is a brotherly country and our relations extend over 60 years. PM said that he had spoken to the Indian Prime Minister and the Afghanistan President who were positively inclined to live in peace with Pakistan. He stated that wars do not bring anything. They bring economic and moral destruction. The cabinet also discussed the Civil Servants (Amendment) Bill 2011 and pointed out certain mistakes in it. To a question, the Minister said that the cabinet also discussed prices of edible items during the holy month of Ramazan. She said that the Prime Minister had directed the provinces to strengthen enforcement mechanism to control the prices of essential commodities. The Prime Minister also directed the Ministry of Industries to ensure adequate supply of food items at the USC outlets and expand its network to FATA and Balochistan areas as well. The cabinet also asked the Ministry of Finance to submit a comprehensive report to the ECC for curbing smuggling of animals and bringing high-prices of meat in the country under control, she added. She further said that the cabinet approved the amendments in Airport Security Force Act 1975 regarding re-designation of its present rank structure on the lines of civil armed forces and law enforcement agencies. About renaming of Peshawar Airport, she said that a committee comprising of Ministers of Railways and Defence had been constituted in this regard. She also informed the media that the cabinet approved the Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between Pakistan and China. The cabinet approved signing of Agreement between the governments of Pakistan and Tunisia on Usage and Replacement of Driving Licenses, she added. The cabinet also approved Tax Exemptions for OGDCL Exchange Bond. The approval was also granted regarding start of negotiations with Mexico for short term Bilateral Agreement on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Customs Matters. The Minister said that the cabinet gave approval to Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to sign an MoU on Pak-UK Cooperation for counter terrorism outreach and communication.