PTI MPAs call on mayor for resolution of Karachi’s problems

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KARACHI: Members of Provincial Assembly (MPA) and Union Council (UC) Chairmen belonging to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday called on Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar in his office to discuss problems being faced by the residents of different areas of the city.

Led by PTI Karachi President Khurram Sherzaman, the delegation comprising MPA Saeed Afridi, Malik Shehzad, Raja Azhar and Riaz Haider along with city councillors and union council chairpersons informed the mayor about problems regarding sewerage overflow, sanitation and street lights. Most of which pertained to the district municipal corporations.

City Council Parliamentary Leader Aslam Shah Afridi, Works Committee Chairman Hassan Naqvi Land Committee Chairman Arshad Hassan and Coordination Senior Director Masood Alam were also present on this occasion.

The mayor said they wanted to solve the problems of each and everyone living in Karachi without any discrimination. “We have to forget the past misunderstandings and go ahead for the betterment of our city,” he assured.

He said, “I want to resolve all problems of citizens, but my powers are limited and I cannot make projects worth more than Rs20 million. Karachi is a big city that needs more resources, however, we will make all efforts to carry out development works with the available resources.”

The mayor asked them to form a committee comprising PTI elected representatives to coordinate with the District Management Council (DMC) chairmen and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) officials to table the problems of the areas pertaining to PTI union council chairmen.

He said that we want a good working relationship with elected representatives of people, and whatever problems are pinpointed, we want to resolve them as soon as possible.

The PTI elected representatives thanked the mayor and said that they wanted to join hands with him in his works for the betterment of the city.