LAHORE – The PML-N along with other parties will stage a sit-in against the poor law and order situation in Balochistan and Sindh, before the Parliament House next week.

Party President Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said if he came to power, restoration of law and order all over the country, including Karachi, and predominance of the Constitution and law would be on top of his agenda.

Talking to the leaders of PML-N Sindh at Raiwind, he pointed out a plan would be chalked out in consonance with all peace-loving parties and the people to rid Karachi of lawlessness and crime to make it again a city of peace and lights. He said if peace returned to Karachi, the whole Pakistan would benefit from it. He held if the wheel of the economy moved in Karachi, its positive impact would be felt by the people throughout the country. He underlined the need for reorganisation of the police and its depoliticisation to restore law and order to Karachi.

Nawaz also directed the party leaders to prepare for the elections, keep a close liaison with the people and consult other political parties for an alliance.

During the talks, the Sindh PML-N leaders highlighted the need for correcting voter lists of Karachi, on which Nawaz Sharif directed PML-N Sindh President Syed Ghaus Ali Shah to take an immediate notice of the matter. Nawaz said the Centre and the provincial government had disappointed the people of Sindh, adding the people would reject PPP in the forthcoming general elections.

The meeting was also attended by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Ch Nisar Ali Khan, Ghaus Ali Shah, Liaqat Jatoi, Saleem Zia, Mushahidullah Khan, Ameer Bakhsh Bhutto, Imdad Chandio, Nihal Hashmi, Marvi Memon, Irfan Ullah Marwat and Zain Ansari.

Meanwhile, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Ch Nisar Ali Khan has said PML-N along with other parties will stage a sit-in over the poor law and order situation in Balochistan and Sindh, before the Parliament House next week.

Talking to media people at Jati Umra, Nisar said his party had decided to stage a sit in before the Parliament as President Asif Ali Zardari intended to ‘steal’ results of these provinces in the next elections. The interim governments in Sindh and Balochistan must be formed after consultations with the opposition parties otherwise they would approach the court of law, he warned.

He told reporters that the PML-N along with other parties would also march from the Parliament House down to the Election Commission office to press the demand for making the ECP more powerful so that the next elections could be made fully free, fair and transparent. He said the concept of free and fair election would remain a dream unless the commission was given more powers and authority. He also reiterated his demand to replace the political governors of all the provinces.

To a question, he said his statements reflected thoughts of his party president, Nawaz Sharif. “I don’t speak out my personal views,” he added.

Answering a question, he said Dr Tahirul Qadri’s long march and the agreement which the government reached with him had no legal and constitutional value.