Karachi sinking and Mayor Karachi lashes out at Sindh Govt

Karachi sinking and Mayor Karachi lashes out at Sindh Govt

Wasim Akhtar laments that Karachi got no infrastructure to face rains

Pak Chronicle Report


Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar on Wednesday expressed displeasure over deplorable condition of Karachi after rain and said that the city has no infrastructure to face the rains.

Rain water would have not entered into homes of the people had the provincial government carried out drains cleanliness on time. Karachiites faced miseries due to incompetence of Sindh government. Authorities concerned should pay seriousness towards issues of Karachi.

The mayor expressed these views after inaugurating Queens Garden in UC-22 North Nazimabad. District Central Chairman Rehan Hashmi, Chairman Parks Committee Khurram Farhan and others were also present on the occasion.

Akhtar said that the beautiful park was established on 5.5 acres, adding that there were hub of litter and animals’ offal but now the park is a gift for the citizens. He said that uplift works initiated in the past are near to completion and many development schemes have also been included in the current fiscal year’s budget for welfare of the people.

“I will be amongst the citizens even after tenure of my mayorship as I am not going to escape away. Everybody knows that those who had escaped away in the past were brought back forcibly,” he added.

Akhtar said that he also kept visiting different areas of city during the recent rains but didn’t make photo session of it. Those who had done China cutting in the city are roaming freely.

“My daughter toured Islamabad earlier and asked as to why infrastructure of Karachi isn’t as good as the capital’s. This is totally owing to incompetence of Sindh government that there is no metro bus in Karachi like other parts of the country,” said the Mayor.

He was of the view that he wanted to inaugurate the park way earlier but could not do so due to pandemic and heavy rains. He appealed to the citizens to preserve the park.

Akhtar said that they served with sincerity throughout four years. The people of Karachi once again would vote for the Kite and Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan and next Mayor would also belong to the party.


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