Turn Karachi into province: Waseem

KARACHI: Mayor Karachi and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader, Waseem Akhtar has once demanded again to declare Karachi a separate province.
Talking to journalists here on Sunday, Waseem Akhtar expressed his views that the Constitution allows creation of a new province; however, public opinion should be taken by holding a referendum.
The mayor censured the Sindh government, saying that the worst administrative situation of Malir and Korangi should be considered as a proof against the provincial authorities after converting it into districts.
He alleged that the Sindh government has taken hold of the revenue-generating departments by including institutions into the newly-created Keamari district. He added that districts are being created on a political basis in Karachi. The mayor said that stakeholders of the metropolis were not consulted before declaring Keamari as a district.
Akhtar said that the Sindh government wants to earn money after distributing Karachi. He reminded that MQM-P had raised reservations over census which allegedly vanished half of the Karachi population.
While answering a question, Akhtar said that Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) would have performed well if it was provided appropriate resources. – TLTP

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