What fate awaits Waseem Akhtar?

Police adds seven more cases

Staff Reporter
Karachi—Waseem Akhtar’s case took an interesting turn today when the police submitting papers against him before an anti-terrorist court, added seven more cases, claiming that the mayoral candidate of the MQM, has already admitted to ordering the murder and killings in Karachi on May12, 2007.
This was something sensational, but Waseem, taking it cool replied to the court that “I will face all the cases like an honourable man and with conviction.”
Waseem, a former Sindh home minister, and also MNA, won the latest local government polls from Karachi, and with majority of his party’s union council and town committee members winning the municipal polls too, he was sure to be elected as Mayor for Karachi in the same fashion as Mustafa Kamal did in 2005 against Jamat-i-Islami’s sitting Mayor Prof Niamtaullah.
However, Sindh government’s dilly-dallying over his induction into office, blocked his way. The superior court ordered that offices voted for in local bodies polls, be filled without delay, the date for his oath taking was announced.
But Election Commission, being the managing authority expressed inability to discharge that responsibility for being incomplete.
Four of its members, had retired and the chief election commissioner said this was not possible till the Commission is complete as required under the law.
However, Waseem Akhtar is facing new charges, the six more coming today being the latest.

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