PM Abbasi to visit Karachi today

Frederick Owens
August 12, 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.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has announced a development package of Rs25 billion for Karachi and Rs5 billion package for Hyderabad.

Abbasi was also briefed on the preparation of plans to address the development deficit in the infrastructure development projects in the province as well as the provincial capital.

The Prime Minister said that the Sindh Chief Minister should play his role to improve the link between local, provincial and federal bodies.

The Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair, the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, the Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal, the Corps Commander Karachi Lieutenant General Shahid Baig Mirza, the Chief Secretary Sindh Rizwan Memon, Director General (DG) Rangers Sindh Major General Muhammad Saeed, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh A.D. Khawaja and other senior government officials were present during the meeting. PM Abbasi stressed that the Federal Government will also follow the same path in order to ensue continuity of the system.

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The premier visited the Quaid's mausoleum to pay his regards, ahead of the seventieth Independence Day. He also recorded his impressions in the visitor's book.

He is expected to meet prominent entrepreneurs and delegations of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) at the Governor House.

Dr Farooq Sattar held a detailed discussion on Karachi's situation with the PM.

"He [Nawaz] is my PM even today", said Abbasi, adding that the people's reaction to Nawaz's rally was visible for all to see.

The prime minister thanked the MQM leaders for voting for him during the election. He also discussed development package for Karachi being implemented by the federal government.

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