Karachi (Staff Report): Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday arrived in Karachi for a day-long visit, the first time he has visited the city after being elected the prime minister.

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah and Governor Mohammad Zubair welcomed the premier on his arrival in Karachi.

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

In a meeting with the provincial governor, the PM was briefed on initiatives being taken for development to gain the confidence of the business community. PM Abbasi assured the federal government will extend all support for development in the province.

Afterwards, the prime minister met with a delegation of Muttahdia Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P).

PM Abbasi is also paid tribute to Dr Ruth Pfau. He also met the business community at the Governor House.

He said the country cannot progress without strong economy and there is lot of room for boosting economy to lead the country on the road of progress and prosperity.