Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has arrived in Karachi for his first official visit since assuming office.
On arriving at the PAF Airbase Faisal, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah greeted Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif. On this occasion, the whole provincial cabinet was present.
Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was attended by PML-N spokeswoman Maryam Aurangzeb, Miftah Ismail, MQM-P Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, JUI-Akram F’s Khan Durrani, Maulana Asad Mehmood, and other affiliated party officials.
The Sindh chief minister greeted any prime minister at the airport for the first time in a long time. CM Murad has only met the then-prime minister once throughout the previous administration’s term.
PM Shahbaz Sharif will also lead a meeting at the Sindh Chief Minister’s House. The last prime minister to lead a meeting in the CM House was Nawaz Sharif. Ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan conducted all of his meetings in the Governor House.
PM Shahbaz will meet with leaders of allied parties and chair a consultative conference on development projects in Karachi during his day-long visit. He’ll also attend a discussion at the Chief Minister’s House about the city’s law and order situation.
The premier visited the tomb of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah shortly after his arrival and deposited a floral wreath. On the occasion, CM Murad and leaders of partner parties were also present.
‘Pakistani speed’ is a term used to describe the rapidity with which Pakistanis
PML-N spokeswoman Marriyum Aurangzeb posted photographs of Shahbaz Sharif engaging in discussions with Miftah Ismail while on a trip to Karachi, where the prime minister had a meeting on Karachi and the economy.
“Pakistan will advance so quickly that it would be known as Pakistan Speed,” she said.
Shahbaz Sharif will also pay a visit to the Bahadurabad headquarters of the MQM-P. On Tuesday, he met with Muttahida’s leadership to discuss the formation of the government and the deal negotiated between the parties before the no-trust resolution was voted on.
Consultation regarding the new cabinet
Shahbaz Sharif, the newly elected Prime Minister, is consulting with the leaders of the coalition parties about the establishment of his cabinet.
Separate meetings with PPP leaders and former president Asif Ali Zardari and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto, PDM President Maulana Fazlur Rehman, MQM-P leaders, BNP-Mengal chief Akhtar Mengal, BAP parliamentary leader Khalid Magsi, Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) chief Shahzain Bugti, and independent member Aslam Bhootani were held on Tuesday for this purpose.
During the discussions, the premier stated his intention to address all public issues jointly in a spirit of unity, cooperation, and mutual confidence.
According to sources familiar with the situation, the PPP is hesitant to join the cabinet, claiming that it could better help the administration from the Treasury benches.
According to reports, one faction of the party supports joining the government to bolster the coalition, while another believes the party should instead focus on electoral reforms in preparation for early elections.
However, in a few days, the final decision will be taken according to the wishes of the senior leadership.
According to sources, the PPP is more interested in the parliament’s constitutional posts and will join the government in the second phase. The party has decided to run Raja Pervez Ashraf and Syed Naveed Qamar for the position of National Assembly Speaker.