KARACHI:(APS)August 12, 2017-Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says the country cannot progress without strong economy and there is lot of room for boosting economy to lead the country on the road of progress and prosperity.
He was talking to a representative delegation of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Pakistan Business Council in Karachi on Saturday.
The prime minister called for efforts to ensure the promotion of economic activities in Karachi.
He said the government will continue to pursue the policies of former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Members of new cabinet are working hard to achieve the goals and objectives of PML(N).
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that as a result of concerted efforts of PML(N) government and sacrifices of security forces, law and order has been restored in Karachi.
Our Karachi representative says that the Governor State Bank of Pakistan Tariq Bajwa and Chairman FBR Tariq Mehmood Pasha also called on the Prime Minister and briefed him about the performance of their respective institutions.
During the meeting, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair were also present on the occasion.
Chairing a meeting on law and order in Karachi, the Prime Minister said the federal government is concerned over the recent surge in street crimes in Karachi.
The meeting was briefed on overall security situation in the province in general and Karachi in particular.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi stressed the need for activating all intelligence resources to arrest that alarming trend.
The meeting reaffirmed that peace and tranquility in Karachi would be maintained at all costs.
Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal, Corps Commander Karachi, Chief Secretary Sindh, DG Rangers Sindh, IG Sindh and other senior government officials were present during the meeting.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah also called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Karachi this afternoon.
They discussed the prevailing political situation in the province and relations between the Federal and provincial governments.
The Prime Minister reiterated his resolve that the federal government will continue to play its role in completion of the ongoing development projects in Sindh.
Earlier, talking to Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair in Karachi, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the federal government will extend all out support for development in Sindh province.
The Governor briefed the Prime Minister on the initiatives taken for the development and confidence of business community.
The Prime Minister also paid a visit to the mausoleum of Quaid-a-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
He 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.
A delegation of MQM Pakistan led by Farooq Sattar also called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Karachi on Saturday.
The current situation in Karachi was discussed in the meeting.
It was agreed in the meeting that all the political parties should combine their efforts to further improve security and business atmosphere in Karachi.
The Prime Minister said all the political parties should join hands to ensure peace and security in the city.
Talking to media persons in Karachi on Saturday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that PML-N government is committed to restore peace in Karachi.
He said a detailed meeting was held today with all the stakeholders for sustainable peace in Karachi and the province.
The Prime Minister said it has been decided that Rangers will continue to work in Karachi.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that during a meeting, the business community has also expressed satisfaction over the improved law and order situation in the province.
The Prime Minister said a number of development projects worth twenty-five billion rupees will be completed in Karachi to boost the economic development.
He said that the federal government has released allocated funds for K-IV project and it is the responsibility of the provincial government to complete the project in stipulated period.
The Prime Minister said that projects worth five billion rupees will also be completed in Hyderabad as announced by Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.