PM Shehbaz Sharif pays respects at Mazar-e-Quaid

117 Shehbaz Sharif pays respects at Mazar-e-Quaid

KARACHI, (APP): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Wednesday visited the mausoleum of Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, where he paid his respects and offered Fateha.

This is the first visit of Shehbaz Sharif to the Mazar-e-Quaid after he took the oath as the prime minister on April 11.

The prime minister laid a wreath at the mausoleum and also penned his comments in the visitors’ book.

In his remarks, the prime minister said he was there to pay tribute to the great Quaid for his great struggle to create a separate homeland and show his respects to him.

“I am sorry that we couldn’t follow the path you had expected from us and this disappointed your soul. I make a pledge that I will try my best to serve my countrymen and live up to your expectations,” the prime minister said mentioning him below as “Khadim-e-Pakistan.”

He was accompanied by PML-N leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal, and Marriyum Aurangzeb, MQM leaders Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, and Aminul Haq, and JUI-F leader Muhammad Ali Durrani.

Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah was also present there.

Earlier, the prime minister landed in Karachi on a day-long visit where he would meet Sindh chief minister Murad Ali Shah and hold a consultative meeting on development projects in Karachi.

He will also meet the MQM leadership at the party’s headquarters in the Bahadurabad area of the city.

On his arrival at the port city, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah received the prime minister and other leaders of the allied parties.

Earlier, in a tweet, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the prime minister also held a meeting to discuss economic issues as well as development projects for Karachi, during his flights to Karachi.

She hoped that Pakistan would move forward so fast that it would be called “Pakistan Speed”.

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