KARACHI:Â Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad RafiqueÂ arrived in Karachi on Thursday,Express News reported.
Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah received the premier upon his arrival.
During his one-day visit to the metropolitan city, PM Nawaz headed a high-level meeting at the Governor House. The DG Rangers briefed him about the Karachi operation and the law and order situation in the city.
Expressing fears of backlash in major cities because of the Zarb-e-Azb operation, the premier emphasised that the law enforcement agencies should ensure security situation remains under control.
Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, the Sindh chief minister, acting IG Sindh, DG Rangers and officials of intelligence agencies were present during the meeting.
The prime minister also supervised another important meeting at the Governor House regarding development projects especially mega-projects in Karachi.
The Sindh chief secretary briefed PM Nawaz about the delay in Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project and said the biggest hurdle was encroachment in the right of way. He informed the premier that Sindh government needs massive funding to clear the area and relocate the encroachers.
According to sources, PM Nawaz will also meet representatives of various political parties including Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Pakistan Muslim League â€“ Nawaz (PML-N).
First Published In The Express Tribune, 10th July, 2014.