LAHORE - Governor Punjab Salman Taseer has constituted a committee headed by Punjab Labour Minister Ashraf Khan Sohna to review the expulsion of 80 students after the firing incident at Punjab University. Salman constituted the committee during a meeting with a five-member Jamat-e-Islami delegation that called on him here at Governors' House on Monday. The JI delegation comprising Hafiz Salman Butt, Sh Fazal Mehmood, Shahid Hameed, Azhar Mahmood and Hasan Bin Salman discussed with the governor the prevailing political situation and matters relating to the Punjab University. Minister for Labour Ashraf Sohna and Haji Eshaq were also present. The meeting agreed in principle to free Punjab University from weapon and eviction of outsiders from varsity hostels. The governor said that tension in educational institutions was against the interests of students. He said that the government would promote extra curricular activities in educational institutions. He said both the PPP and the JI were ideological parties. Both the parties adhered to different ideologies, but could not afford domination of ideological politics by regional politics, he said. He said that the prevailing situation in the region called for a dialogue between the political parties for an end to unnecessary confrontation. He said the government respected all political parties and believed that all of them had the right of difference of opinion. The government had never desired to push those believing in ideological politics in the anti-PPP camp. The PPP leadership considered maintaining working relationship between the leadership of different political parties necessary for the survival of system and the country. President Asif Zardari had also the credit of promoting national reconciliation in the country, the governor said. Talking to the newsmen after the meeting, Hafiz Salman Butt said the PPP and the JI had always played an effective role in politics, particularly in ideological politics. He said that the situation prevailing in the region called for cooperation between the ideological forces. He said that the JI wanted the elected government to complete its tenure so that the people start respecting the public mandate. He said that there was no justification for the presence of weapons in the universities and non-students in the hostels. Ashraf Sohna said the governor was sympathetic towards the students but the government also wanted to end violence in the universities. He said that the committee would examine the cases of all the students expelled from the PU to decide the matter on merit.