ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Wednesday said maintenance of peace in Karachi was shared responsibility of all stakeholders and political parties needed to develop greater coordination among themselves for ensuring law and order and peace in financial hub of the country.
The minister said the Federal Government would continue to provide every possible support to the provincial government for maintenance of law and order and eradicating the menace of terrorism.
He was talking to a delegation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement here at the Punjab House. The delegation comprised Dr Farooq Sattar, Babar Ghouri, Abdul Rasheed Godil and Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.
The meeting discussed in detail the law and order situation in Sindh in general and in Karachi in particular, especially the progress made so far after visit of the Prime Minister to Karachi.
The minister observed that the Prime Minister’s visit had paved way for forging close collaborative equation among the leadership of political parties to work in unison for the sake of ensuring peace in Karachi and rest of the the province.
The minister said that the government was cognizant of the security requirements in the wake of on-going fight against militancy and the requisite security measures were being put in place step by step.
The MQM delegation apprised the minister about party’s concerns regarding law and order and security of its leadership.
The minister assured the delegation that their concerns would be addressed.
He said the MQM being the major political stakeholder had an important role to play in politics and governance of Sindh.
At political level, he said, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and MQM needed to work more closely and coordinate their efforts in the interest of not only Sindh but the entire country.
The development of Karachi, improved law and order situation and good governance were shared objectives of the two major political parties, he added.