KARACHI - The MQM has agreed to the suggestion of ruling PPP to revive the magistracy system in Sindh province. The delegations of PPP and MQM met at the CM's House on late Sunday night and discussed one-point agenda of revival of magistracy system. The PPP team headed by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah included Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali and Law Minister Muhammad Ayaz Soomro, while the MQM side was led by its Deputy Convener Dr Farooq Sattar and Dr Sagheer Ahmed and Syed Sardar Ahmed were its other members. After the meeting, Syed Sardar Ahmed of MQM told that two sides had developed consensus to revive magistracy system in the province. The local representatives will be authorised to hold magistracy powers mainly to control the price hike of food items. It may be recalled that on January 29, the Sindh cabinet formed a three-member ministerial committee comprising PPP and MQM ministers with a task to make suggestions for revival of the system of magistracy to check price hike and hoardings in the province. The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting in Islamabad on January 24, which was attended by the chief secretaries of the four provinces. Sardar further said that provincial law minister and law secretary would prepare a draft of a bill to revive magistracy system till Monday (today) and it would be presented in the Sindh Assembly session, which would expectedly start from Feb 18. Before presenting the bill in the Sindh Assembly, a draft bill in the form of a summary will be presented before the Chief Minister for his approval, Sardar Ahmed said. Earlier the MQM had opposed the PPP's idea of reviving magistracy system, which led formation of cabinet committee. However, it has not been confirmed whether or not the revival of magistracy system will lead to revival of Commissionerate system.