KARACHI: President Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari arrived in Karachi late on Friday night and held a meeting with Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah to discuss the recent law and order situation in the city.
Sources said that the Chief Minister briefed the President over recent spate of violence, target killings and extortion in the city.
The Bilawal House spokesperson avoided giving out a schedule of meetings that the President is expected to follow while visiting the port city. However, sources say Zardari is expected to meet with other senior party workers and officials to discuss the law and order situation of the city.
Zardari’s visit comes after Karachi has suffered some of the worst violence since the turn of the year with close to 25 people being killed, over 40 vehicles burnt in four days of violence.
On Thursday, Zardari and Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain had discussed the situation over a phone call and the President had assured he would chair a meeting to oversee progress in curbing violence in the metropolis.