PM Shahid Abbasi to visit Karachi today

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PM Shahid Abbasi to visit Karachi today

12 August, 2017

The prime minister said the development funds would be spent under the supervision of the Sindh governor and hoped that the projects would complete timely.

Abbasi will later chair a meeting on Karachi's law and order situation at Governor House.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday said the federal government was concerned over the recent surge in street crimes in Karachi which could compromise the gains made through sustained efforts during last four years.

Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah received Abbasi at the airport. Prime Minister Abbasi assured the governor that the federal government would continue to cooperate with the Sindh government in development projects.

The premier in his first-ever visit after assuming the charge will pay a visit to the Quaid's mausoleum, ahead of the seventieth independence day. He also recorded his impressions in the visitor's book.

Likewise, a delegation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan led by Farooq Sattar also met the prime minister and discussed the current situation in Karachi. The MQM leaders during the meeting demanded that their workers in custody be released and their sealed offices opened.

It was also agreed that all political forces will work together to improve the condition of security as well as business.

Talking about the support the MQM-P had extended to him during his election as PM, Abbasi said the party had given him unconditional support.

On the occasion, the prime minister also announced Rs5 billion for various development schemes in Hyderabad. During the meeting, issues concerning law and order and development came under discussion.

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