KARACHI, March 25 (NA): A delegation of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was not given time to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is on a one-day visit to the city. MQM leader Faisal Sabzwari told reporters that the Rabitta Committee did not receive an encouraging response from the prime minister when a meeting was requested. “The MQM Rabitta Committee expressed the desire for a meeting with the prime minister. Since we have been at the assembly no encouraging response has been received,” Sabzwari said.
The MQM leader also spoke of criticism against his party on traditional and social media. Earlier Prime Minister Sharif arrived in Karachi where he was greeted by the governor and chief minister of the province. The prime minister addressed business leaders at the Karachi Stock Exchange where he emphasised that the operation in the city was not against any party but was rather aimed at criminals. Later, the prime minister will chair the apex committee meeting to review the National Action Plan. During the meeting the prime minister expressed resolve to restore peace in Karachi.