Altaf Hussain informed President Zardari about the apprehensions of the business community about extortion mafia in Karachi
London: 2nd August 2012
A telephonic conversation was held between the MQM Founder and Leader Mr Altaf Hussain and President Asif Zardari on Thursday night. Both the leaders exchanged views on national and international challenges facing the country, political situation, the law and order situation in the country, particularly with reference toKarachi, and restoration of the local government system.
Mr Hussain informed President Zardari about the apprehensions and concerns of the business community and the general public about the crimes of extortion, grenade-attacks and kidnappings for ransom. He called for action against the criminal elements operating in the city.
Mr Hussain asked President Zardari to finalize the system of local governments as soon as possible as the people were facing immense problems in the solution of their local issues. He also drew attention of President Zardari towards the deepening power crisis and the problems being faced by the people.
President Zardari assured Mr Hussain that the government had taken serious notice of the crime of extortion. He said that the criminal activities would not be tolerated, and action would be taken against the criminal elements in the city soon. He also said that the government would give protection to the business community. He said that a high-level meeting would be convened very soon for this.
President Zardari told Mr Hussain that the system of local governments would be restored soon, and instructions have been given to the Government of Sindh in this regard. He said that steps were being taken to relive the power crisis as well.
Mr Hussain also inquired about the health and well-being of Speaker of the National Assembly Mrs Fahmida Mirza and prayed for her.