Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to pay day-long visit to Karachi today

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. — AFP/File

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. — AFP/File
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. — AFP/File  

Newly elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will pay his first visit to Karachi on Wednesday (today) where he will be received by Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah.

PM Shehbaz will visit Mazar-e-Quaid along with the leadership of the coalition parties “to reiterate observance of the golden principles of the Founder of the Nation aimed at progress and prosperity of the country.”

Later, the premier will preside over a consultative meeting at CM House to discuss the developmental projects in the metropolis. Other than that, the prime minister will also hold discussions regarding the law and order situation in Sindh.

According to the MQM-P, Prime Minister Shehbaz will also visit the party’s office in Bahadurabad at 2pm to meet the party leaders.

Shehbaz Sharif elected as 23rd PM of Pakistan 

Following the ouster of PTI chairman Imran Khan from the office of prime minister, Shehbaz Sharif — who was the Opposition’s joint candidate — was elected as the 23rd premier of Pakistan on Monday.

Shehbaz secured 174 votes as opposed to PTI’s candidate Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who received no votes after his party decided to boycott the polling process.

The poll took place under the chairmanship of MNA Ayaz Sadiq, two days after the lower house of Parliament voted in favour of removing Imran Khan from office, following a nearly 14-hour standoff between the Opposition and Khan’s ruling party that started on Saturday morning.

India’s Modi, Turkey’s Erdogan, Russian President Putin congratulate Shehbaz 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday congratulated Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on becoming the 23rd premier of Pakistan.

In his congratulatory message to Shehbaz on Twitter, PM Modi said: “Congratulations to H. E. Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on his election as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.”

Meanwhile, in a telephonic conversation with Shehbaz, Turkish President Erdogan told the newly-elected prime minister that he was “extremely happy” about him being elected as the premier.

Apart from that, Russian President Vladimir Putin also congratulated the premier. According to the Russian embassy in Pakistan, Putin expressed hope that Shehbaz’s activities will “contribute to further development of the Pakistan-Russia cooperation and partner interaction on the Afghan settlement as well as countering international terrorism.”

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