ISLAMABAD - A nine-member delegation led by Dr. Farooq Sattar, Minister for Overseas Pakistanis called on Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf at the Prime Minister’s House here on Thursday. During the meeting, the Prime Minister said that the leadership of MQM and PPP enjoy good relations and are working in close cooperation.

During the meeting, the progress on various mega projects in Karachi including Lyari Express Way, Karachi Circular Railways, Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway, Karachi Water Supply projects and Karachi Mass Transit Schemes were discussed in detail. The Prime Minister assured that the Federal Government would extend all possible assistance for these projects and since it considers the development of Karachi as vital for the progress of Pakistan. Farooq Sattar requested the Prime Minister to inaugurate Lyari Express Way in September this year which the Prime Minister accepted. The meeting was attended by Senator Syeda Sughra Imam, Dr. Nadeem Ehsan, Minister of State for Overseas Pakistanis, Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi, MNA, Syed Tayyab Hussain, MNA, Sufiyan Yousuf, MNA, Syed Asif Hasnain, MNA, Dr. Abdul Qadir Khanzada, MNA, Iqbal Muhammad Ali Khan, MNA and Khawaja Sohail Mansoor, MNA.