KARACHI - Sindh Minister for Law Affairs and Prison Ziaul Hassan Lanjhar on Tuesday said that PPP would welcome Farooq Sattar in its fold as he is a seasoned politician.

“Our doors are open for Farooq Sattar as he has vast experience of politics,” he said while talking to media after witnessing a football match in Karachi juvenile prison.

He said that PPP would also welcome other seasoned politicians from MQM in its fold. “Farooq Sattar and other MQM leaders should consider PPP as an option while joining any party as the chapter for MQM is now closed,” he said.

He expressed his ignorance regarding any contact with MQM leaders who wanted to join PPP but said that they should resolve their issue as it is creating problems for the people of the city.

Speaking regarding football match in juvenile prison n Karachi, the minister said that it was a good activity for the children in the prison and they would also hold such activities in juvenile prison in Hyderabad.

“We want to make prisoners in women and juvenile prisons skillful and trained in sports activities so that they could become better citizens after competing their jail terms,” he said adding that they are also working to improve jail manual and ensure better facilities to the prisoners.

He said that if the sports ground at Juvenile jail is not improved by the sports department, than the prison department would do so.

The event was also attended by Justice (r) Nasir Aslam Zahid, provincial sports minister, IG Prisons and other provincial officials.