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Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar calls Mustafa Kamal a ‘rejected man’

Says he has enough evidence against the PSP chairman

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August 21, 2019


Karachi mayor registers an FIR against K-Electric

Case filed over deaths caused by electrocution

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August 13, 2019


KMC passes Rs26.44b budget

JI members opposed the budget

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June 28, 2019


Shopkeepers displaced during anti-encroachment drive will be given alternative space through a lucky draw

No definite date of the raffle has been announced by the mayor yet

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January 11, 2019


Sindh government plans to amend the Local Government Act

Draft of the proposed amendment will be presented before the Sindh Cabinet

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January 4, 2019


Karachi mayor says he is willing to resign for people’s sake

Says he won’t let more houses be destroyed

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December 7, 2018


Next anti-encroachment operation will be in Lea Market, says Karachi mayor

Wasim Akhtar says the operation will continue

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November 24, 2018


Shopkeepers displaced during anti-encroachment operation to be provided alternative space: Karachi mayor

This only applied to those shopkeepers who gave rent to the KMC

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November 13, 2018


MQM flays PPP, PSP at unity show in Karachi

Faction-riddled MQM Pakistan displayed unity among its ranks with a large rally at Karachi’s Liaquatabad area on Saturday. To win back some turf on the political ground after rifts, MQM planned the rally at famous Tanki Ground, a few days after PPP’s gathering on the same venue. MQM’s leaders showed unity against PPP and PSP…

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May 5, 2018


Karachi mayor tries to give Frere Hall to board, Sindh govt puts up wall

Karachi’s mayor wants to hand over Frere Hall to a group of architects and prominent citizens who would look after it as a board of Guardians. The cash-strapped city government struggles to maintain this park and heritage site where Sadequain painted a famous mural.  Karachi Municipal Corporation signed an agreement with the Guardians Board, which was…

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April 7, 2018


Opposition protests against Karachi mayor in city council meeting

KARACHI: Members of the City Council boycotted a meeting on Thursday after protesting against Waseem Akhtar. Before the meeting of the city council started, opposition members chanted slogans against Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar. “I will not tolerate opposition’s hooliganism,” said Waseem Akhtar. Opposition members boycotted the meeting of the city council in protest. Members of…

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March 29, 2018


Furious elderly woman slams Waseem Akhtar

KARACHI: An elderly woman slammed Waseem Akhtar on Monday, referring to the mayor as an incompetent person.  “They will not be able to do anything,” she said angrily, talking to reporters. “What leadership skills will these aloo, cholay walas demonstrate?” The woman said that nationalist politics did not exist at the time of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto….

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March 5, 2018


Farooq Sattar spreading confusion, says Waseem Akhtar

While addressing a large gathering of workers, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s senior leader Waseem Akhtar claimed that Dr. Farooq Sattar ‘is creating confusion’ by announcing his withdrawal from selection of candidates for upcoming Senate election.

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February 16, 2018


MQM-P leaders, including mayor, turn a blind eye to civic issues

After rift within Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, that resulted in an open rebellion against its head Farooq Sattar, the party leadership including Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar has ignored civic issues of the metropolis.

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February 8, 2018


Party not to follow one man’s decisions: Waseem Akhtar

KARACHI: Senior leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) and Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar says the party will not follow decisions of a single person, Samaa reported Wednesday. “What Farooq Sattar is demanding is not going to happen now. In the greater interest, the party will no more follow decisions of a single person, now…

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February 7, 2018


International Media Conference to be held from Jan 5 to 8 in Karachi 

KARACHI: Journalists from more than 36 countries will attend an international media conference being held in Karachi from January 5 to January 8. Governor of Sindh, Muhammad Zubair accompanied by provincial minister for information, Syed Nasir Shah and Karachi Mayor, Waseem Akhtar here Tuesday said the event is meant to introduce the world to the…

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January 2, 2018


Musharraf returns to the political scene with 23-party strong alliance

All Pakistan Muslim League (AML) chief and former army chief General (r) Pervez Musharraf formed a 23-party alliance on Friday.  The decision came just one day after the collapse of the MQM-PSP alliance fall out after Farooq Sattar conducted a controversial press conference in which he resigned. Also read: MQM-P leader Farooq Sattar quits politics…

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November 10, 2017


Waseem Akhtar neither accepts nor denies sensational revelations related to May 12

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan leader and Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar on Thursday refused to accept or deny the sensational allegations leveled by MPA Kamran Farooq earlier during the day. According to details, journalists asked Waseem Akhtar whether a meeting was held at former MQM headquarters Nine Zero during which orders to carry out a carnage were given…

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October 26, 2017


Karachi: City Wardens fired over MQM-London connection

Twenty-six officials of the Karachi Municipal Corporation’s city warden department have been removed from service. Officials said the wardens were sacked on account of long unauthorised absence from duty; however, sources say the action was taken over staffers’ connection with MQM London group. The wardens were dismissed on the directives of Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar.

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September 19, 2017


Video: Navy’s relief and rescue operation in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy continued relief and rescue operations on Friday in Karachi after torrential rains hit the city over past two days. According to Pakistan Navy spokesman, Chief Staff Officer Commodore Ahmed Nadeem Bukhari visited affected areas accompanied by Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar. The Navy teams are helping the local administration to drain the accumulated…

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September 1, 2017