KARACHI - The hawks in the PPP seem determined not to reconcile with the reconciliation approach of their partys top brass that seeks to pacify the major coalition partner, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). This was reflected in the Sindh Assembly session on Thursday when Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza again received a heroic welcome from his party colleagues who raised slogans of Jeay Bhutto and Qadam Barhao Zulfiqar, Hum Tumharay Sath Hain (Step ahead Zulfiqar, we are with you) amid thumping of desks. Encouraged by the greets, Mirza told the media outside the assembly hall that he stands by his speech in which he had said that Peoples Amn Committee was part of the PPP much to the ire of the MQM. I will not say sorry, it is my political right. Criminal elements are in every political party. The MQM itself claimed that it had expelled criminals from its ranks. Similarly, the PPP is expelling criminals from its rank, Mirza said. Mirza reiterated that peoples of Lyari and Malir formed the Peoples Amn Committee that aims to address the social issues of the area, denying that the organisation was involved in criminal activities in the city. He equated PAC with Edhi Foundation and Khidmat Khalq Committee of the Jamat-e-Islami. To a question, the home minister said a lot of people from other parts of the province joined the MQM not to our likes, but it is the right of every political party to accept the people in their organisation. Mirza said being the home minister he can go anywhere in the province, but he has no mood to visit nine zero, the MQM headquarters. He said the PPP leadership is in a constant contact with the MQM leadership, hoping our friends will end their boycott and join the assembly session soon. He said senior minister Pir Mazhar called on Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat, urging him to use his office to end MQMs boycott. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah also met the governor at the Karachi airport on the arrival of the Tajikistan president, and also discussed the issue in detail. To another question, the home minister contradicted the reports regarding torture on Ayaz Niazi, a senior officer of NICL arrested on the orders of the Supreme Court. The House, called in order by Deputy Speaker Ms Shehla Raza at 10:30am, passed two private resolutions moved by PPPs Aisha Khoso and Anwar Khan Mehar. Aisha Khoso, in her resolution, said, This Assembly resolves and recommends to the government to constitute a special committee comprising lady members of this assembly, eminent lady social workers and legal experts to study the root cause of all categories of domestic violence being inflicted upon the women and suggest remedial steps to overcome the problems. An interesting situation developed when PPP member Sardar Jam Tamachi Unar said that committee is being constituted to look into violence against women so a similar committee may be constituted to probe into the mental torture inflicted on men by the women in the cities. After long speeches by lady members in favour of the resolution, the chair constituted a house committee comprising Nusrat Sehar Abbasi, Marvi Rashdi, Shamim Ara Panhwar, Kulsoom Chandio, Shama Mithan, Rai Naz Bozdar and Mrs Humera Alwani to look into the matter. The House adopted another private resolution tabled by PPP member Anwar Mehar that says, This Assembly is of the opinion that the Culture Department, Sindh may establish an institute in Karachi on the pattern of the Institute of Sindheology, Jamshoro for the promotion of the culture of Sindh. PPP lawmaker Mrs Humera Alwani withdrew her private bill no. 14 regarding elimination of copy culture and cheating in exams after Senior Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq said a law already exists. Another private bill of Mrs Alwani about controlling Minpuri and Gutka was referred to the standing committee. Non-seriousness prevailed the House, as there was no business and the session was summoned just to complete the mandatory 100 days.