PM Imran Khan expected to visit Karachi on Friday

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to visit Karachi on Friday where he will announce packages for the rain-hit city.

Prime Minister Imran Khan revealed on Saturday that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) are all set to work together to resolve three major issues of the metropolitan city Karachi.

The premier said that both governments have decided to immediately start working together for cleaning drains and devise a permanent solution to the solid waste disposal and sewerage problems and ensuring water supply.

He expressed sympathy with the people of Karachi who have been devastated by the torrential rains in the past few days. He assured the residents of Karachi that the federal and provincial governments were ready to permanently solve Karachi’s problems.

“The whole nation feels the pain our people in Karachi are going through. However, out of this devastation and suffering there is now a positive development as my government, along with the Sindh government, is moving to immediately act and resolve three major problems of Karachi”.

“Cleaning the nullahs once and for all and dealing with encroachments impeding water channels; devising a permanent solution to the solid waste disposal and sewerage problems, and resolving the critical issue of water supply to the citizens of Karachi.”

Earlier, the prime minister that the federal government was completely aware of the development needs of Karachi and assured that to play a due role and resolve its issues.

While presiding over a meeting to review the progress of various uplift projects in Karachi, the prime minister directed relevant authorities to carry out relief operations in the city.

He said he has spoken with Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah regarding the situation in Karachi after heavy rains and assured complete support from the federal government.

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