Need to resolve Karachi issues on priority: Imran Khan

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday said the federal government realizes the urgent need to resolve the issues of transport, clean drinking water, sewerage system among others in Karachi.

“Karachi is the economic hub of Pakistan, and it has a key role in the stability and development of the national economy,” he said while presiding over a meeting on development projects in Karachi.

Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar, Federal Minister for Communications Murad Saeed, Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi and Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui were also present on the occasion.

Imran Khan said the federal government would play its full role to address the issues of Karachi.

He directed to expedite work on development projects being carried out in Karachi.

In a statement last week, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi had said that the government would not compromise on peace in Karachi.

Afridi, while recalling the unrest Karachi faced in bygone years, said the time has come to bring the menace of terrorism to its logical end and added that the law enforcement agencies including Rangers and the Police rendered great sacrifices to restore peace in Karachi.