OUR STAFF REPORTER KARACHI - Coalition partners of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party in Sindh have demanded Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah to convene a joint meeting of the allies core committees to reach a consensus on the system of governance to be adopted for the province. The Awami National Party, Pakistan Muslim League-Functional and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid have asked the PPP leadership not to ignore them while taking a decision on important issues, such as (the proposed) new local government system - the PPP and Muttahida Qaumi Movement have promised in the near future. The allies have welcomed the restoration of the Commissionerate System, Sindh Local Government Ordinance 1979. But they have suggested that a reasonable system of governance be adopted that must be acceptable to all stakeholders in the province. In this respect, the chief ministers Adviser on Special Education and top PML-F leader Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh has demanded that Qaim Ali Shah convenes a meeting of the core committees of all the coalition partners so that suggestions could be discussed for consensus amendments in the revived local government system of 1979. The PPP must incorporate suggestions of its allies in the proposed LG system of 1979, says Shaikh. His party chief, Pir Pagara, has already termed the revived commissionerate system as the best for the province. Shaikh says that all the coalition partners trust President Asif Ali Zardari because of his reconciliatory policy. Showering praises on the president for his role in taking all the allies on board, Shaikh is hopeful that Zardari will play his role in incorporating viewpoints of all the allies on the proposed local government system. He says the MQM has been a major stakeholder in the local government system so the PML-F will back its suggestions. PML-Qs Shaharyar Khan Mahar opines that all the allies must have their say in the new LG system. According to the PML-Q leader, the issue of portfolios for ministers from his party is still in limbo.