Pakistan PM: Karachi operation till elimination of crime

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asserted that the ongoing operation in Karachi will continue till elimination of crime.

By Our Correspondent

Published: Sat 15 Mar 2014, 11:46 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 1:38 AM

Addressing a ceremony of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) in Karachi on Friday, Sharif said the government is to do much more for the metropolis.

He vowed to improve the situation in the metropolis and said this was the main focus of the government. He said: “Karachi is the commercial capital and the heart of Pakistan.”

“Elimination of terrorism and extremism is vital for the progress of the country,” the premier added.

He said that industry and the economy could not flourish due to terrorism and shortage of power, adding the government wanted to bring all institutions on the right track.

Work on three power projects of 3,300MW was under way, he said and, added, that 1,400 to 1,600MW of electricity would be added to the national grid within few days.

The prime minister said 260MW each project would be started in Bin Qasim.

“China is working with Pakistan government on 10 projects in Thar. Coal of Tharparkar will be used in these projects”, Sharif said.

The prime minister also spoke of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) influence stating that it is a key political party in Sindh.

Later, the premier presided over a top level meeting of senior political leaders and civil and military officials at the Governor’s House before returning to the capital.

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