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Prime Minister Imran Khan visits Karachi amid complaints from allies

27 January, 2020 05:09

Prime Minister Imran Khan visits Karachi amid complaints from allies such as Pir Pagara-led GDA besides MQM.

Prime Minister Imran Khan is arriving today (Monday) on a day-long visit.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Governor Imran Ismail will receive him at the airport.

Prime Minister Karachi visit

As per schedule, the prime minister will meet Pir Pagara at Kingri House.
During the visit, he will also hold separate meeting with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.

However, schdule doesn’t include PM Imran Khan’s meeting with Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P).
Although, the MQM-P has confirmed the reports of not receiving any invitation to meet the prime minister, strong possibility of meeting remains in place.
The MQM-P had expressed the desire that the PM Imran should visit Bahadurabad during his Karachi visit.

Prime Minister Karachi visit

Imran Khan will hold a meeting with the businessmen of Karachi and the fund raising programme for Shaukat Khanum Hospital.

He will also distribute cheques among beneficiaries of subsidised business loans. 
The federal government is giving the loan under Kamyab Jawan Programme – Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme. 

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, federal ministers and a large number of youths selected under the loan programme will attend the ceremony at the Governor House.
Meanwhile,  Prime Minister will also attend the fund raising event of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital.

Differences among PTI-led coalition

Sindh-based GDA and MQM have made public their complaints against the PTI-led federal government.

They had joined the PTI-led coalition while opposing the Pakistan Peoples Party.

The latter rules Sindh province and PPP chairman Bilawal offered MQM power sharing in Sindh.

However, he also urged them to quit PTI coalition and support Opposition at Centre.


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