PM Nawaz to visit Karachi on Aug 1

This will be the prime minister's first tour of the metropolis since he took office.

Web Desk July 30, 2013
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: PID

LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Karachi on August 1, Express News reported.

This will be his first tour of the metropolis since he took office in June. The one-day tour was earlier scheduled for July 31.

PM Nawaz will meet Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan and Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, while a meeting with Pakistan Muslim League – Functional’s (PML-F) head Pir Pagara is also a possibility.

The premier will meet his party members during the trip, and listen to their Sindh-related concerns.

The PML-N leadership in Sindh has expressed its reservations over a possible alliance of their party with the MQM.

The recent visit of a PML N delegation, led by Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, to the MQM headquarters Nine Zero has sparked a debate within the PML –N’s provincial leadership.

Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid did however clarify that the PML-N has not yet invited the MQM to join the federal government.