As part of its delimitation plans for Sindh, the provincial government has decided to create a new district in Karachi to give the metropolis six districts in all, Express News reported.
Karachi currently has five districts, but the government is considering reworking their boundaries to include Korangi, Landhi and Bin Qasim in a new district.
Earlier this month, Sindh government had announced the decision to divide Thatta into two, turning Sujawal into a separate district.
On that occasion, Pakistan People's Pary Karachi President Abdul Qadir Patel had said that the government was considering bifurcating Karachi as well. “One or two more districts will be made in Karachi to ease the administrative matters,” he said, before adding the decision was purely administrative and not political.
The decision to divide Thatta had triggered opposition from local opponents of PPP.
Similarly, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement has previously voiced strong opposition to the idea of delilimitation of constituencies in Karachi. In May this year, the MQM appealed against it in the Sindh High Court, but the SHC dismissed their appeal.
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