Shehbaz, Alvi discuss ‘economic, security’ situation


Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif called on President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday and discussed the country’s security and economic situation. This is the second time the two leaders held a meeting since Shehbaz’s ascension to power after ousting former premier Imran Khan.

According to sources, the meeting took place prior to Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Ishaq Dar’s oath-taking ceremony. The two also discussed the matter of audio leaks from the Prime Minister’s Office which surfaced on social media over the weekend.

The premier further informed President Alvi about meetings with various heads of state during the 77th United Nations General Assembly session in New York last week.

Newly appointed finance czar Ishaq Dar also met the president at the Aiwan-i-Sadr immediately after taking the oath of his office. Both expressed concern over the country’s economic situation and reviewed the damages to the economy caused by the devastating floods.

Dar informed Alvi of his plan to deal with the economic challenges the country faced.

Earlier at the Aiwan-i-Sadr, Ishaq Dar was sworn in as the new finance minister following his return to the country.

The oath was administered by President Alvi, with PM Shehbaz and Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, among others, were present at the oath-taking ceremony.


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