পাকিস্তানে জন্মগ্রহনকারী আফগানী ও বাঙ্গালী শরনার্থীদের নাগরিকত্ব দেয়ার অনুমোদন দিয়েছেন প্রধানমন্ত্রী ইমরান খান। রবিবার করাচি সফরকালে তিনি একথা বলেন।
KARACHI : The government will grant nationality to all Pakistan-born refugees of Afghan and Bangladeshi origins, Prime Minister Imran Khan said during his maiden visit to Karachi on Sunday after forming the government.
He also expressed concern over the surge in street crimes in the Sindh metropolis.
Allowing the Sindh government a two-month deadline for cleaning up Karachi, Imran Khan said that otherwise, the federal government would have to intervene and devise a comprehensive plan to rescue the Sindh government.
Imran Khan, who arrived here on Sunday morning on his first official visit to the Sindh capital, was received by the Governor Sindh and Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah at the airport.
He started off his tour by visiting the Quaid’s mausoleum before heading to the State Guest House where he planted a tree.
Later, the PM presided over a meeting on the prevailing law and order situation in the city.
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Representatives of the Sindh police, Rangers and intelligence agencies briefed the prime minister on the security situation in Karachi.
President Arif Alvi also met Prime Minister Imran Khan at the State Guest House.
During the meeting, the prime minister was briefed about the ‘Safe city project’.
Later, the PM sought inputs from all stakeholders. He also directed authorities concerned to de-weaponise the city.
PM Imran Khan also reviewed the pace of ongoing development projects under the federal government’s Karachi package.
Stressing the need for expediting the pace of work on the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and the K-IV water project, he called for the inclusion of a Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s (KMC) representative in the BRT project.
Later, addressing a fund-raising programme for building the Diamer-Bhasha dam at the Governor’s House, he said that although terrorism had been curbed, there was a surge of street crimes in the city.
“There is no social security system and hundreds of thousands of unregistered Afghans and Bangladeshis are living in this metropolis. They cannot get ID cards and passports and this is why they are denied jobs,” he said.