OUR STAFF REPORTER KARACHI - Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wassan has said that the agencies have been probing the events surrounding the assassination of MQM stalwart Dr Imran Farooq - a close aide of Altaf Hussain murdered in London in September 2010. The statement by the home minister comes close on the heels of the London police chiefs disclosure about the arrests made from Pakistan in connection with the high-profile murder case. Interacting with mediapersons outside the Bilawal House late on Friday evening after a meeting of PPPs Sindh chapter leaders with President Asif Ali Zardari in the chair, Wassan evaded from giving any detail, saying the matter pertained to the federal government. The British police official had, on Friday, confirmed that two arrests had been made from Pakistan. He had also said that there was a close liaison between the London police and Pakistan government. About the partys meeting, the home minister said it discussed the overall political situation of the country and the strategy to cope with the oppositions campaign. Asked about the allegations of former minister Zulfiqar Mirza, he replied with a brief no (comments). Wassan, to another question about the public gatherings being arranged by the PPP dissident against the government, said that Mirzas meetings were not against the party. (Such) meetings and gatherings are not new thing for the PPP, which belongs to the masses. The PPPs central executive committee member also said that PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif wanted the next general elections before the Senate poll in March next year. He, however, claimed that the elections could be held at the end of 2012 after the Senate election in March. Regarding the system for governance in the province, Wassan said that (the) new local government system would be adopted in consultations with all allies of the government. Later, the home minister, while addressing a gathering of businessmen arranged by the Landhi Association of Trade and Industries, said that the provincial government had succeeded in maintaining peace in the city. He praised the Sindh Rangers and police, saying that the law enforcement agencies were doing well for protection of the citizens. Wassan assured the businessmen community that security in and around business centres and industrial areas would be enhanced.