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.
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