KARACHI - A delegation of the ruling PPP, comprising Sindh Senior Minister for Education Pir Mazharul Haq and Law Minister Muhammad Ayaz Soomro, called on PML-F chief Pir Pagara on Saturday. They discussed the issue of portfolios of PML-F ministers and local government system. Sources in the party said that the issue of portfolios between the PPP and PML-F had been resolved during the meeting. Under the agreement reached between the two groups, PML-F ministers will vacate the departments of Youth Affairs, Information Technology and Auqaf, the sources said. After the meeting with Pagara, Haq told reporters that the PML-F chief had given them full authority to make a decision regarding the portfolios of their ministers, adding that both parties developed a consensus to resolve the issue amicably. He said the people supported comissionerate system and disowned Sindh Local Government System of the SLGO 2001, which according to him, was imposed by former dictator Pervez Mushrraf. The minister said that we will try to convince those friends who have been opposing the commissionereate system. He added that the negotiation between the PPP and MQM was going to evolve a consensus on the restoration of commissionerate and LG system, disclosing that PPP had requested the MQM to show flexibility on the issue of LG system. He further said, We are now going to meet with the chief minister. I hope that positive result will come out. Meanwhile, PML-F leader and adviser to CM for Information Technology, Imitaz Shaikh, told the media that we have no reservation over returning our departments to the MQM. But we expressed our concerns over the approach of the government. MQM also conveyed to the party that they had not demanded any ministry from the PML-F. Sources in the PML-F said that their chief had conveyed to the PPP delegation that his party would oppose the present local government system if the government presented it for legislation in the Sindh Assembly. Operation to continue against criminals:Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Hussain Wassans Consultant Sharfuddin Memon on Saturday said that the operation against the extortionists, land mafia and professional criminals would continue indiscriminately. He said this in a meeting with a six-member delegation of Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD), presided over by the Consultant himself. The delegation apprised him of their concerns regarding the encroachments, threats from criminal elements and others. It suggested to include ABADs input when some action would be taken against the criminal elements. Memon assured the delegation of their full cooperation and he would apprise the Sindh Home Minister about their concerns. He said that all the issues of ABAD would be resolved on priority basis.