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Have not come to Karachi for political point-scoring: Shehbaz Sharif

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif said he has not come to the city for political point-scoring.
While addressing the media after meeting Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan Bahadurabad faction leaders on Sunday, Shehbaz said he has clearly told the party leaders that he did not come to Karachi with any political agenda.
Shehbaz was received by MQM-P convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui at the party’s Bahadurabad office. 
“Second visit to Karachi within a week was planned for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor conference,” the PML-N leader said, referring to the session that will be held on Monday.
Shehbaz also addressed the persistent power issues of Sindh, mainly Karachi, during his speech, saying former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had decided in 2013 to restore uninterrupted power supply in Karachi.
But, the PML-N president added, it has been some time since the city of lights has been standing dimmed.
“K-Electric is mainly responsible for the power crisis in Karachi,” he said. But the city should get uninterrupted power supply during Ramzan, Shehbaz added.
Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that for the sake of progress in the metropolis, the ruling PML-N is standing beside the MQM-Bahadurabad.
The PML-N president also spoke about the security situation of Karachi, saying peace in the city was essential for stable law and order across Pakistan. “Karachi is the face of Pakistan for the entire world.”
 
However, Shehbaz said, peace has been restored in Karachi, which can be gauged from the fact that 80% of extortion has ended. “The operation by Rangers [in Karachi] should be lauded.” 
At the occasion, MQM-P leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui in an apparent reference to the Pakistan People’s Party, said that the government having ‘an artificial majority’ in Sindh has been imposed upon on them.