ISLAMABAD- Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said difference of opinion is the beauty of democracy which should be aimed at country's development and people's betterment.

The Prime Minister said this while talking to MQM delegation led by Farooq Sattar, which called on him in Islamabad today. Other members of the delegation included Abdul Rashid Godil, Khalid Maqbool and Nasreen Jalil. The Prime Minister said our constitution provides ample space for debate to all democratic forces in the country.

He said difference of opinion is the strength of democracy and mutual differences among the parties must be sorted out through discussions and debates.

Nawaz Sharif said during the last few months Pakistan has witnessed an exemplary display of parliamentary democracy and rule of law in which all political parties expressed solidarity with the system for upholding the supremacy of democracy and strengthening of democratic institutions in the country.

The Prime Minister called upon the democratically elected forces to work in unison for the development and progress of Sindh. He asked them to work for the unity and prosperity of Pakistan and resolve mutual differences through dialogue in a cordial manner. He said directions have been passed on to all the concerned to ensure timely completion of ongoing development projects in Karachi.

Sources said the MQM lawmakers also exchanged views over the party’s demand of new administrative units in Sindh. Overall political situation in the country particularly in the province of Sindh came under discussion during the meeting.

MQM had parted ways with Sindh government after opposition leader National Assembly Khursheed Shah of PPP termed the word ‘Muhajir’ as abusive and then chairman PPP made the ‘provocative’ speech against MQM.