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Abbasi arrives in Karachi on maiden trip as prime minister

August 12, 2017 7:21 AM
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Abbasi arrives in Karachi on maiden trip as prime minister

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived in Karachi for a day-long visit Saturday, the first time he has visited the city after being elected the prime minister.

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah and Governor Mohammad Zubair welcomed the premier on his arrival in Karachi. Abbasi is accompanied on the visit by Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal.

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

Abbasi will later chair a meeting on Karachi's law and order situation at Governor House. During the meeting, security institutions will brief him about the targeted operation underway in the metropolis.

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

Abbasi was sworn in as premier earlier this month after being elected prime minister by lawmakers in the National Assembly, bagging 221 votes to beat other contenders.

He was nominated for the position after the Supreme Court in a landmark ruling on the Panama Papers case disqualified Nawaz Sharif as PM after deeming him unfit to hold office.

Also read: Country can only progress when democracy is strengthened: Abbasi

Source: dawn.com

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