Prime Minister Imran Khan will arrive in Karachi on a one-day visit today (Friday) to hold a meeting with Sindh Governer Imran Ismail.
During his visit, the premier will be briefed on the city’s law and order situation. He will also review development projects in the city, the PM House said.
He is expected to hold meetings with party MNA’s, MPAs and leaders of coalition parties.
The visit is particularly aimed at satisfying MQM-Pakistan, which had expressed restraint over the federal government’s role in Karachi.
On December 1, MQM-P leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui had urged the PTI government to announce special packages for Karachi and Hyderabad.
Amir Khan, another senior MQM-P leader, had criticized the PTI government last month for not delivering as promised.
“It is unfortunate that the prime minister came to Karachi and announced Rs162 billion for Karachi but we didn’t even get Rs1 billion from those Rs162 billion,” Amir Khan had told media sources on November 16.
PM Khan will also attend the valima ceremony of Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar’s son in the evening prior to leaving for Islamabad.