Outgoing Karachi mayor cries over his 4-year performance
Outgoing Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar while addressing the last press conference of his tenure became emotional over his unmatched performance in the port city despite everyone from central government to Sindh government was against him during his four-year tenure.
Central leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Wasim Akhter put all blame of non-development and non-redressal of basic issues of Karachi on Sindh government, the federal government and on bureaucracy. He claimed Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) was given its due funds during his four-year tenure.
Akhter said making new districts will not solve Karachi’s problems. He vowed to contest next Local Bodies elections and showed his resolve to work again for Karachi, if his party will give him another chance. He said his election slogan would be “We were not allowed to work.”
He alleged Sindh government didn't want development to take place in the city. Speaking to the media at the KMC head office Wasim Akhter said that he had written "thousands" of letters to the Sindh government as well as the prime minister and the president but to no avail, he got no reply from anyone.
He alleged the provincial government had destroyed Larkana, Sehwan, Dadu and Mirpurkhas.
He further said that Sindh chief minister Murad Ali Shah had a lesser mandate than him.
Akhtar criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan for sending National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to Karachi to help with the situation after the monsoon rainfall.