Unanimous administrator for Karachi after mayor tenure ends

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KARACHI (News10) – A plan has been devised to bring a unanimous administrator after the term of the mayor of Karachi ends.

According to Dunya News sources, delimitation will take place before the next local body elections. A bill will be presented in the Sindh Assembly to bring an empowered mayor.

PTI leader Khurram Sher Zaman has said that Karachi has given us a big mandate, therefore there is a lot of pressure on the federal government. He said the government is ready to give the PPP one last chance and join hands with the Sindh government. If it still does not work, the strict option will be used.

Earlier a committee on Sunday has been formed under the supervision of Chief Minister of Sindh (CM) Murad Ali Shah to resolve issues of entire province including Karachi.

According to details, the team consisting three members each from both federation and provincial government will discuss strategies for the development of Karachi.

On the occasion, Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab said that the problems of the province can only be overcome by joint efforts of federal and provincial authorities.

Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) had joined hands for the development of Karachi.

The agreement was reached during hours-long meeting of the three stakeholders. An important figure of the Pakistan Army was also present in the meeting.

Asad Umer, Ali Zaidi, Waseem Akhtar, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Saeed Ghani and Nasir Shah attended the meeting.

The development came after Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered National Disaster Management Authority to clean all the drains and nullahs in Karachi, remove encroachments and submit report to it within three months in this regard.

A three member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard the case pertaining to encroachments on drains and nullahs in the city at Karachi Registry on Wednesday.

The court expressed dismay over report presented by Commissioner Karachi with respect to removal of encroachments on nullahs and drains.

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