PM Shahid Khaqan meets Sindh CM, discusses security situation

PM Abbasi reaches Karachi on his first official visit

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday announced Rs25 billion development package for Karachi.

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.

Speaking about the recent controversial law that repealed the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999 in Sindh, the prime minister said that the law needs to be reviewed. He said the federal government will also follow the same path in order to ensure continuity of the system.

The premier will meet leaders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan and exchange views on a development package for Karachi.

Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal, Corps Commander Karachi, Chief Secretary Sindh, DG Rangers Sindh, IG Sindh and other senior government officials were also present during this meeting.

"The law and order situation will be improved", he said adding the PML-N leadership has resolved to solve such problems.

He assured the AJK Prime Minister that federal government would extend its full cooperation to state government for the development and prosperity of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The new prime minister commenced his trip by visiting the mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, where he laid a floral wreath.

The current situation in Karachi was discussed in the meeting.

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