KARACHI – President Arif Alvi visited the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi on Saturday to pay homage to the Father of the Nation.
He was accompanied by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Sindh Minister for Local Government Saeed Ghani. The president laid a floral wreath at Quaid’s mausoleum, offered fateha and prayed for prosperity and progress of the country. He also inked his remarks on the visitors’ book.
The president wrote that the creation of this independent Islamic state was merely due to the struggle by Father of the Nation. Pakistan would be developed as per the aspirations of late great Quaid, he added.
In the evening he is scheduled to meet the city elders.
After assuming office, this is his first visit to the port city. He arrived in Karachi last night and was received by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Governor Imran Ismail and other significant personalities.
Instead of travelling from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), he preferred a private flight for his journey. He was taken to his residence in Muhammad Ali society from the airport’s VIP lounge.
Despite refusing to accept protocol, his caravan included at least 42 vehicles. Shahrah-e-Faisal and other adjacent roads were closed for traffic and were opened after the president has passed from the area.