| GEO Pakistan|
| Meeting at Governor House ends, No link with strike call: MQM|
| Updated at: 0656 PST, Monday, May 25, 2009|
KARACHI: The meeting of the allied parties, which was going on at the Governor House has ended and the MQM said that it has no business with the call for today’s strike in Sindh.
According to sources, the meeting of the allied parties, presided over by Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan, held at the Governor House.
The meeting was attended by provincial senior minister Pir Mazharul Haq, provincial minister for local government Agha Siraj Durrani, provincial law minister Ayaz Soomro and provincial minister for irrigation Murad Ali Shah from the Pakistan People’s Party while from the MQM, federal minister for overseas Pakistanis Dr Farooq Sattar, provincial health minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed and Waseem Aftab were present at the meeting.
After the meeting, Agha Siraj Durrani while talking with Geo News said that we have a good understanding with the MQM and it explained at the meeting its stance on the strike to be observed today.
Durrani said that despite a call for strike by JSQM, transporters and traders have assured that they would continue today their routine activities.
He said that there is a complete coordination between the PPP and the MQM and all decisions are taken with mutual consultations in the interest of the province.
He said that the MQM in today’s meeting explained its stance that it did not give any call for today’s strike.