Ibad chairs meeting on Musharraf vote
KARACHI: Governor Ishratul Ibad on Friday presided over a meeting of the coalition parties and discussed President Pervez Musharraf’s vote of confidence in the upcoming session of the Sindh Assembly.
Besides Chief Minister Ali Muhammad Mehr, cabinet members, advisors to the chief minister and high officials attended the meeting.
Those included provincial minister for population Imtiaz Shaikh, fisheries minister Mir Manzoor Panhwar, education minister Irfanullah Marwat, irrigation minister Pir Sadruddin Shah Rashdi, minister for services and communication Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim and food minister Arif Mustafa Jatoi.
The differences between the chief minister and dissident PML MPAs did not figure at the meeting, Mr Panhwar told Daily Times. “All the dissident MPAs are part of us and will not go away from us,” according to him. Through a unanimous resolution, the meeting strongly condemned the attack on President Musharraf, an official handout said. The resolution said the general’s efforts had brought about economic stability and strengthened democracy in the country.
The governor described the president’s survival of the attack as a miracle from Allah.
Mr Maher termed called the attack as part of a conspiracy by anti-national elements.
After the meeting, the chief minister issued a statement in which he said the majority of assembly members would vote President Musharraf.
He said that he was going to Islamabad with some cabinet members and MPAs to attend the National Assembly session in which MNAs would a give vote of confidence to the president.