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PM Shehbaz calls urgent meeting of economic experts

Shehbaz Sharif holds meetings with political allies; set to make one-day visit to Karachi on Wednesday

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday called an urgent meeting of economic experts to deliberate on the current financial trials faced by the country.

Shehbaz was elected as the 23rd prime minister of Pakistan on Monday after his predecessor, Imran Khan, was ousted from office via a no-confidence motion on Sunday.

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Assuming office, the prime minister chaired a meeting joined by leading economists and discussed the means to find an answer towards achieving financial stability in the country. The premier was briefed on the data on the national balance sheet and fiscal deficits.

Important decisions are expected to be made according to the recommendations of the experts.

Earlier in the day, Sharif arrived at the Prime Minister’s House where he was presented with a guard of honor. Contingents of the armed forces presented a salute to him and he was introduced to the officials and staff of the PM House.

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The prime minister also held meetings with his political allies today and visited Islamabad’s Zardari House to meet with Pakistan People’s Party leaders. Sharif talked about the political situation with PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari.

The premier will also make a one-day visit to Karachi on Wednesday where he will preside over a consultative meeting on development projects.

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