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Shehbaz arrives in Karachi amid power crisis

KARACHI: Punjab Chief Minister and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday arrived in the metropolis on a two-day visit as part of the party’s mass-contact campaign ahead of the coming general elections.

Shehbaz landed at Karachi airport, where party leaders and workers welcomed him. He was driven to Awami National Party (ANP) leader Shahi Syed’s residence to attend a reception.

This is his second visit of the province in less than 15 days after assuming charge as president of the party. He is visiting the city at a time when his party’s government at the centre and PPP-led provincial government are engaged in political sparring over the power crisis in the metropolis.

During his stay in the city,  the PML-N chief will visit the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) temporary headquarters in Bahadurabad to hold meeting with party leaders.

He will also address public gatherings in Lyari and district East. He is likely to visit the construction site of Green Line Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) project to review progress on the project.

The PML-N chief will travel to Hyderabad tomorrow to address political gatherings there.

Earlier on April 14, the chief minister embarked on the first visit to the city after his election as party president.

On March 13, Shehbaz was elected unopposed as PML-N chief as no other party leader filed nomination papers to contest the intra-party election for the party presidency.

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