Before local bodies elections former and present mayors of Karachi has started war of words
KARACHI: Karachi’s political temperature is at its high, despite disastrous monsoon spell, after Mustafa Kamal statement, Karachi Mayor is on fire in war of words.
Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Mustafa Kamal has demanded, Akhtar’s name be placed on the Exit Control List.
“Mayor is responsible for Karachi’s conditions. He doesn’t take steps despite having resources and power. Who should we ask to clean Karachi? The United Nations?,” He said.
Mustafa Kamal, the former city mayor lashed out that the city was in worst but the local governments the provincial and centre were busy in political rift with each other, rather than trying to fix the issues.
Later responding to former’s remarks, Akhtar had rejected Mustafa Kamal’s allegations. “What else has he done apart from china cutting?” he questioned.
Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar, speaking to the media later at the inauguration of clean-up Karachi campaign in Malir Town’s Saudabad area, he held Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah responsible for the city’s plight as he has the charge of the chairman of the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) as well as Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB).
“He recalled last monsoon spell, water hoarded in the streets is not rainwater but overflowing sewage, and the problem can be solved through the KWSB and the SSWMB management,” Akhtar said, claiming that the “SSWMB spent Rs24 billions on cleaning Karachi but could not cleaned up tons of garbage present on the streets.”
The mayor further asked the Karachitte to stop paying their taxes to the Sindh government because of their negligence