We need tolerance, patience and yes more tolerance: Memon


Speaking as a chief guest at a peace conference organised at a local hotel on Thursday, Sindh Minister for Information Sharjeel Inam Memon stressed the need to foster tolerance in society.
Speaking under the auspices of the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Bardasht, the minister said that he regretted the lack of tolerance in society, adding that intolerance was due to the policies of past dictatorial regimes.
Memon said that Kalashinkov culture, heroin and sectarianism etc. had surfaced due to the dictatorial regime of General Zia-ul-Haq. He said that the present government was trying to resolve all matters with political acumen and sagacity. He further said that peace in Karachi could be restored with the collaboration of all the political parties and through a process of dialogue.
He maintained that there were some elements which, under the guise of political work, had become involved in wrongdoings.
He added that they used the names of political parties to bring a bad name to the latter and to hide their own criminal activities. The minister was of the view that such elements should be expelled from political parties.
Provincial Minister Taqueer Fatima Bhutto, Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan, Nilofar Bakhtiar, Bashir Jan and Nighat Riaz also expressed their views on the occasion.