Prime Minister Imran Khan was due to visit Karachi on Saturday. However, he postponed the visit due to bad weather conditions in Islamabad.
He was scheduled to inaugurate different development projects during the visit. According to the details, PM Khan will proceed to his Karachi visit after the weather gets stable. However, a statement issued from the Governor House stated that all projects would be inaugurated as per schedule. It will be inaugurated by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail.
The provincial governor would inaugurate Sakhi Hassan Flyover, 5-Star Flyover and KDA Flyover. Other projects include the renovation of Nishtar Road and restoration of Manghopir Road.
Moreover, he was expected to be briefed about the progress in federal funded development projects and public welfare schemes in Sindh.
Other development plans by Khan
Furthermore, Khan on Thursday directed that an emergency programme be devised to address the challenges facing the energy and petroleum sector. He said it must be ensured that the process of reformation of the system put the minimum burden on the common man.
Moreover, on Friday, Khan ordered an investigative report regarding the artificial shortage of wheat flour and sugar in the country.
The country has been facing a serious case of sugar shortage. Sugar prices climbing up to as high as Rs64 a kilo during the incumbent government’s 15 months in power. In January, the wholesale rate rose from Rs64 to Rs74 per kg as an acute shortage surfaced in the country.
Khan on Friday also shed the light on the importance of regular coordination between the federal and provincial governments. It is to cope with the prevailing challenge of locusts attack. He said the government was determined to provide all possible resources to get rid of this menace.
State of Madina model
Khan also addressed the launching ceremony of Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme in Islamabad. He said that this program complements his roadmap to transform Pakistan on the model of state of Madina.
Moreover, he also said the present government had taken the responsibility of the weaker and downtrodden segments of the society through launch of multiple social security initiatives.
The prime minister term the scholarship programme as a giant step towards uplifting the social and economic conditions of the deserving students, with ample opportunities to excel in life and serve the nation.