Mayor says Muttahida had no option but to sign deal with PTI

Staff Reporter

City Mayor Wasim Akhtar, also a central leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, said on Saturday that his party had no other option but to make a deal with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) as the people had tested the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples Party.
He was talking to media persons at the head office of the Karachi Metropolitan Corpora­tion.
The mayor said that the governments of the two major political parties miserably failed to address the issues in Karachi — the financial hub of the country that generated 95 per cent revenue for the province and 65pc for the Centre.
“The problems of the city are no more a political issue, rather it has now become a human issue,” he said, adding that no political party or institution seemed interested in solving the problems faced by people of the city.
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The mayor said that the issues of Karachi were now beyond politics. “The country is heading to a disaster therefore all political parties and organisations must think about Karachi’s problems,” he added.
Mr Akhtar said that the federal government should improve the situation in Karachi and Sindh specially those issues related to local government and make the municipal governments powerful.
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“I am playing the role of a bridge between the provincial and the federal government.

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