KARACHI – Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad said on Tuesday that no political party or the government alone could meet the challenges faced by the country today and urged all the national and political parties to get united so that the nation could get rid of terrorism and other problems.

Both the leaders paid homage to the Father of the Nation and laid floral wreaths at Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s mausoleum.

Provincial ministers and officials accompanied the Sindh CM and Governor at Quaid’s mausoleum. They attended a gathering in connection with Independence Day. Both the leaders hoisted national flag and prayed for the sovereignty, unity, progress and development of the country. Later, the Sindh CM and Governor also wrote their comments in the notebook placed for the guests.

Talking to the media on this occasion, Qaim Shah said that no one political party or the government alone could meet the challenges faced by country facing today. To a question about the targeted killings and terrorism in the city, he said that the present government with the support and cooperation of allied parties was making effort to eliminate all kind of terrorism. He said law enforcement agencies have been given free hand to take action against the criminals without their political affiliation.

He said that the terrorism in the city was not new as such incidents of terrorism had taken place in the previous governments’ tenures also. He said the situation in the City had improved, adding that if the law and order situation in Karachi was so bad as was generally projected, then there would not have been such persistent influx of people from upcountry in economic hub of the country.

Regarding the news about Hindus migration, Shah said that there was no truth about the migration of Hindus from the province.

To another query, he said that coalition partners of the Sindh government were currently in process of consultation to adopt a consensus local government act as the law is not made everyday and hurriedly. He said that the consultations are in progress, hoping the parties will evolve consensus soon.

The chief minister further said that present PPP government, with the support of the allied parties was making effort to stabilise the democratic process in the country. He paid rich tribute to the struggle of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for attaining separate country for the Muslims.

The CM said that Shaheed Benazir Bhutto sacrificed her life for the people of Pakistan and present government was following the reconciliation policy of Shaheed Benazir. He said that for the first time in the history of the Pakistan, an elected government is about to complete its constitutional term of five years, which will put base for strengthening and sustainable democracy.

On this occasion, Governor Ishratul Ebad said that it was need of hour that all political parties work together for progress and prosperity of the country.

Foreign ambassadors, seior government officials and people in large number also visited the Mazar-e-Quaid to show their affection for the founder of Pakistan.