Governor Sindh Imran Ismail has lashed out at the Sindh government for appointing Murtaza Wahab to the post of Karachi administrator, saying that the PPP leader was an unelected official.
“Though the PPP raises slogans of democracy, it has appointed an unelected person as Karachi’s administrator,” said the governor.
“All stakeholders should have been taken on board prior to the appointment of a city’s administrator.”
However, when it came to solving the city’s longstanding issues, Ismail said he would not create hurdles in the administrator’s path. Ismail said he had also told the previous administrator that he would support him.
“But, I am against the political appointment of an administrator,” he said. “We demanded the appointment of a neutral person for the post,” said Ismail, reiterating his stance, adding that it was an undemocratic move on the Sindh government’s part.
The newly appointed administrator of Karachi Barrister MurtazaWahab assumed charge of his office on Friday [August 6].
“It is the city of lights. I will not sit in the office or at home, but will be working on the streets,” he said after visiting the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation building. “We will definitely give relief to the citizens.
No institution in the world can function without financial stability. We need to achieve the target of tax and other collections,” he had said while talking to media persons.