Allies vow to face challenges with unity at presidency meeting
ISLAMABAD: A meeting of heads of allied parties late on Friday, held at the Presidency, decided to face challenges with unity and persistence, DawnNews reported.
The meeting was chaired by President Asif Ali Zardari and was attended by heads and central leaders of all coalition partners of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, MQM’s Dr Farooq Sattar, ANP’s Munir Orakzai, Haji Adeel and other renowned leaders were among those who participated in the meeting.
Along with enduring power crisis, the meeting also discussed the contempt of court act being struck down by the apex court.
After deliberation, it was decided that there will be no compromise on the sovereignty of parliament.
“The right of legislation has only been given to the elected representatives of the people by the Constitution. There will be no compromise on this right,” said a statement released by the Presidency.
The meeting was also briefed over energy issue by the prime minister. The president ordered to expedite the Munda Dam Project by removing all hurdles in its completion.
According to the presidential spokesman, the meeting also decided to take on the extortionists and criminal elements in Karachi while concentrating on resolving grievances of traders and industrialists on a priority basis.