KARACHI Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday called for austerity, saying eliminating corruption was the topmost priority of his government.
Talking to media owners and representatives in Karachi, the prime minister said media should play its role in educating citizens about the benefits of constructing dams.
Imran also announced that Finance Minister Asad Umar will present a mini budget on Tuesday.
Earlier, the prime minister chaired a high-level meeting in Karachi today to review progress made so far on federal government funded projects and law and order in the city.
President Dr Arif Alvi, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Corps Commander Karachi, DG Rangers Sindh and other high officials attended the meeting.
The prime minister took strong exception to the cases of abduction of kids in the city. He also sought a coordinated action against the criminals and called for urgent recovery of the children and provide relief to the parents.
Imran said that initiating cleanliness and water projects in the city was his top most priority. He was briefed about green line mass transit project, K-IV and S-III drinking and sewerage water projects in Karachi.
The prime minister, on the occasion, lauded the role of police and Rangers in establishing peace in Karachi. He directed authorities concerned to complete the ongoing development projects in Karachi at the earliest to facilitate the people.