ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said that the elected representatives would have to learn the culture of coalition governments by showing patience and tolerance in facing political challenges and issues of the public concern. Trying to appease the enraged MQM delegation, which called on him here at Prime Minister House on Saturday, Prime Minister Gilani assured that all the genuine concerns of the coalition partner, both in centre and Sindh Government, would be addressed. This he said after listening to some of their complaints regarding the Local Bodies elections, Hyderabad issue and the current spate of target killing in Karachi. The MQM delegation was lead by Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and MQM Parliamentary Leader in the National Assembly, Dr Farooq Sattar. The other members of the delegation included MNAs Syed Tayyab Hussain, Salahuddin, Khawaja Sohail Mansoor, SA Iqbal Qadri, Shaikh Salahuddin, Sufyan Yousuf, Dr Nadeem Ehsan, Mr Waseem Akhtar, Abdul Rashid Godil, Dr Muhammad Ayub Sheikh, Syed Asif Hussain, Iqbal Muhammad Ali Khan, Sajid Ahmad, Dr Nahid Shahid Ali, Ms Kishwar Zehra, Ms Fouzia Ejaz Khan, Ms Imrana Saeed Jamil and Mrs Shagufta Sadiq. Sources aware of the deliberations of the meeting informed TheNation that MQM leaders had opened a plethora of complaints against the PPP Sindh and also expressed their serious reservations over the Governments plan to revert to the old district status of Hyderabad. The MQM leaders said that being the coalition partner of the Government in both centre and Sindh Government, they should be taken on board while making key policy decisions and mostly they were kept out of the consultation process, which in no way would be acceptable to them. The sources further informed that MQM said that on key issues including the future of Local Bodies system in Sindh, their concerns were not properly addressed and the whole matter was put on back burner, which would have adverse affect on the development projects initiated in the major cities of the province. The sources further said that Prime Minister had just held assurances to the MQM leaders that he would take up their genuine concerns at an appropriate forum in the party and advised them to adopt restraint. The Prime Minister emphasised that they needed to understand the spirit of unity through diversity since it would be the political culture of future and hoped that all the contentious issues would be resolved in due course of time and through the policy of reconciliation adopted by the Government. According to the press release issued by the Prime Minister House, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said that the regular meetings with Parliamentarian greatly helped him to reassess the requirements of the public and the functioning of the state institutions at all levels. He expressed confidence that in the light of these meeting the allocation of funds and implementation of the projects would be better managed and planned during the next financial years. He added that the budget would be finalised in consultation with all the coalition partners. The Prime Minister said he would visit Orangi Town during his next visit to Karachi to see various projects. The MQM leaders assured complete support for developing the culture of tolerance so that the development process would continue in the country. They also gave proposals for the forthcoming budget. Condemning the recent spate of Karachi violence, they said that all the parties had condemned it and greater interaction among parties would help develop better understanding. The elements, they added, creating differences have to be identified and discouraged. The delegation stressed that PSWP funds allocations to the elected representatives for the next year should be released in time and its disbursement should be judicious. The delegation members appreciated the Prime Minister for his active engagement with public representatives across the board to ascertain their views and take actions accordingly. They also offered their full support in the execution of public welfare policies. The Prime Minister assured the MQM members that his Government would continue to follow the policy of reconciliation and would take all the political forces on board on all the major issues.