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Abbasi arrives in Karachi on maiden trip as Pak PM

Updated: Aug 12, 2017 14:00 IST      
Abbasi arrives in Karachi on maiden trip as Pak PM

Karachi [Pakistan], Aug.12 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived in Karachi on a day-long visit on Saturday, marking his first time in the city after being elected as head of government.

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah and Governor Mohammad Zubair welcomed him, reports the Dawn.

Prime Minister Abbasi is accompanied by Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal.

He commenced his trip by visiting the mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, where he laid a floral wreath.

Abbasi will later chair a meeting on Karachi's law and order situation at Governor House. During the meeting, security institutions will brief him about the targeted operation underway in the metropolis.

The premier will meet leaders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan and exchange views on a development package for Karachi.

Abbasi was sworn in as premier earlier this month. (ANI)

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Updated: Aug 20, 2017 18:40 IST     

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Updated: Aug 20, 2017 17:35 IST     

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Updated: Aug 20, 2017 16:06 IST     

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Nawaz refrains Hamza from campaigning for Kulsoom

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 14:47 IST     

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Updated: Aug 20, 2017 13:46 IST     

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NAB summons ex-PM Sharif, family members to appear on Sunday

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 13:45 IST     

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Updated: Aug 20, 2017 13:02 IST     

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Japan preparing for 'cyberspace war':North Korea

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 12:03 IST     

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Miami: Mall in lockdown amid reports of 'active shooter'

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 08:48 IST     

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Five PKK terrorists killed in Turkey

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 06:49 IST     

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US approves $500 mn grant for Nepal

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 06:17 IST     

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Updated: Aug 20, 2017 06:06 IST     

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'Terror cell dismantled responsible for Barcelona attack'

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 04:43 IST     

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