‘Sindh govt should stop taking over KMC depts’

Ex-mayor Wasim Akhter asks Murtuza Wahab to get powers of KMC back from CM


Our Correspondent September 18, 2021

KARACHI:

Sindh government is depriving Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) of its resources and taking control of its various institutions, Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) Deputy Convener and former mayor of Karachi Waseem Akhtar said on Friday.

The provincial government was transgressing from Article 140 of the Constitution in an attempt to take political, administrative and financial control of the local government, he said.

Expressing views at a crowded press conference at Karachi Press Club along with former Deputy Mayor Karachi Arshad Hassan and former district chairmen, Akhtar said that people of Karachi must not be expected to pay conservancy tax even though basic facilities are not available.

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The provincial government also wants to impose new taxes on the people of Karachi by force through electricity bills, he said.

Addressing the presser, Waseem Akhtar said that during the time of his local government, roads and parks and other projects were built and the ones that are being inaugurated by today's administrator also started with our budget.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 18th, 2021.

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