KARACHI: Newly elected Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday announced Rs. 25 billion development package for Karachi.“Soon work on the Rs. 25 billion-development package would start under the supervision of Sindh governor,’ he stated this while addressing a press conference along Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair.

Along with the Karachi developmental package PM has also announced Rs. 5 billion package for Hyderabad.

PM Abbasi also expressed satisfaction over progress of current development projects in the metropolis and said the governor is overseeing activities in the city. He further said that he met the business community in Karachi and the businessmen and traders expressed satisfaction over the city’s situation.

He said that the announced package has also included the clean drinking water facility, establishment of medical college and hospital at Karachi University. Speaking about problems being faced by traders, the prime minister said that their difficulties would be resolved on priority basis. He said that the traffic system in the city would be made efficient.

Talking about the support the MQM-P had extended to him during his election as PM, Abbasi said the party had given him unconditional support. He denied that Farooq Sattar had put any condition or demand for extending support to him in the parliament.He said that MQM-P was a political party and within the legal limits all the genuine problems of the party would be addressed.

About the ex-PM’s homecoming rally, Abbasi said that the former prime minister was going to his home and he was not against any institution. Nawaz Sharif is and would remain leader of PML-N, he said.

Speaking about the recent controversial law that repealed the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999 in Sindh, the prime minister said that the law needs to be reviewed.