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Abbasi arrives in Karachi on maiden trip as prime minister

12 August 2017

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah today in Governor House, Karachi.

PM Abbasi offers fateha at Quaid's mausoleum. Members of the new cabinet were working hard to achieve the goals and objectives of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N), he added.

"In his letter of thanks to Prime Minister Azad Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pakistan would continue to raise strong voice for the fundamental rights of Kashmiris", Radio Pakistan reported.

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Prime Minister Abbasi is accompanied by Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal. He said the federal government will also follow the same path in order to ensure continuity of the system.

Abbasi said the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) had supported the government and all efforts would be made to address their issues.

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

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Rangers would continue its job in the port city as the law and order would be improved further, he said.

The Governor State Bank of Pakistan Tariq Bajwa and Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Tariq Mehmood Pasha also called on the PM and briefed him about the performance of their respective institutions.

Abbasi was sworn in as premier earlier this month after being elected prime minister by lawmakers in the National Assembly, bagging 221 votes to beat other contenders.

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Abbasi arrives in Karachi on maiden trip as prime minister