Raja briefs Zardari on political situation
KARACHI: President Asif Ali Zardari, who arrived here on Tuesday night after attending the UN General Assembly session in New York, was updated on the current political situation with particular reference to Balochistan and the energy crisis in the country.
Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, who had arrived in the city on Monday evening, called on the president at the Bilawal House and they held one-to-one meeting.
He informed the president about matters relating to the issue of writing a letter to the Swiss authorities and a draft that would be presented in Supreme Court. They also discussed the law and order situation and energy issue.
Later, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah called on the president and informed him about the situation in the wake of reaction in interior Sindh to the new local government bill, post-flood situation and relief efforts.
They particularly exchanged views on the law and situation in Nawabshah, the hometown of the president, because of unrest triggered by the adoption of the local government law.
Earlier, Prime Minister Ashraf, who had arrived in the city to inaugurate the Expo 2012, could not make it to the function held at the Governor’s House because he had to rush to the Bilawal House to hold a meeting with President Zardari.
Federal Minister Babar Ghauri rushed to the place to represent the federal government before the show was declared open by Governor Ishratul Ibad.