MQM-Pakistan asks PM Khaqan for political freedom

KARACHI (Sarzameen News)- Prime Minister (PM) of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Saturday reached Karachi on his first one-day official tour via special plane of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) along with Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, and was welcomed by Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair and Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah.

The premier paid a visit to Mazar-e-Quaid along with Murad Ali Shah, Muhammad Zubair, Ahsan Iqbal and other dignitaries, laid floral wreath at the mausoleum and offered Fateha to pay homage and respect to father of the nation. He also recorded his impressions in the visitor’s book.

PM Khaqan then reached Governor House where he held one-on-one meeting with Muhammad Zubair and discussed the overall situation of the province. Sindh governor briefed the PM about all the federal projects that are underway.

A delegation on Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) headed by Dr Farooq Sattar also called on Abbasi at the Governor House, and held a detailed discussion on Karachi’s situation. The delegation asked the premier for their political freedom, and demanded to get their closed offices reopened.

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

Dr Farooq Sattar talked to media afterwards and told that the premier has promised to soon announce the execution of Karachi package. He told that MQM has also asked PM for the recovery of its missing workers.

Shahid Khaqan said he would have visited Karachi even if MQM had not voted for him in the PM elections as Karachi is the hub of Pakistan’s economy, told MQM-Pakistan head.

Farooq Sattar further added that Sindh governor is in contact with Karachi and Hyderabadmayors regarding the development projects, and MQM will also remain in touch with Sindh government.

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