Waseem Akhtar instructed to continue mayoral duties in prison

Staff Reporter

Karachi—An Anti-Terrorist Court on Wednesday instructed Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar to continue his mayoral duties from inside prison. The court also could not announce its verdict on the bail application of Akhtar, who is currently imprisoned over several cases including May 12, 2007 carnage in Karachi. Akhtar pleaded the court to accept his bail application, and said that he is the mayor of Karachi and is unable to continue his duties by implicated in bogus cases. “I want to serve the people of Karachi but I have been arrested for last three months,” he added. The presiding judge said that they were well-aware that he was the mayor of Karachi, and instructed him to continue his duties from prison.

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