PM Abbasi to visit Karachi today

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

PM Abbasi offers fateha at Quaid's mausoleum.

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said Pakistan will continue to extend its political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris for their just right to self-determination. Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal is also accompanying the prime minister.

He then held a one-on-one meeting with Governor Mohammad Zubair at the Governor House. Prime Minister Abbasi assured the governor that the federal government would continue to cooperate with the Sindh government in development projects. During the meeting, issues concerning law and order and development came under discussion.

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Abbasi also met a delegation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan led by Farooq Sattar. The delegation asked the premier for their political freedom, and demanded to get their closed offices reopened. The prime minister thanked the MQM leaders for voting for him during the election.

Our Karachi representative says that the Governor State Bank of Pakistan Tariq Bajwa and Chairman FBR Tariq Mehmood Pasha also called on the Prime Minister and briefed him about the performance of their respective institutions.

Chairing a meeting on law and order in Karachi, the Prime Minister said the federal government is concerned over the recent surge in street crimes in Karachi.

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Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah received Abbasi at the airport. After the resignation of Nawaz Sharif on July 28, hours after his disqualification from the Supreme Court, all eyes were on his younger brother, seen as a possible substitute.

Dr Farooq Sattar talked to media afterwards and told that the premier has promised to soon announce the execution of Karachi package.

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