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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Karachi weather turns pleasant after heavy rains

KARACHI: Weather in Karachi turned pleasant after showers on Wednesday afternoon. According to details, the areas of I.I.Chundrigar Road, University Road, Korangi, Defence, M.A.Jinnah Road and Gulshan-e-Iqbal received rainfall. Chief Meteorologist Mohammad Riaz had predicted light showers for Karachi from Saturday. Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) had imposed a rain emergency in the city. The Mayor…

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Watch: Karachi mayor blames Sindh govt for building collapse

Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar blamed Sindh Building Control Authority for collapse of a dilapidated building that claimed five lives in Liaqatabad area of Karachi late on Monday. Many are feared trapped inside the rubble as rescue work continues.

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Video: Sharmila Farooqi recites verses in praise of PPP

KARACHI: During a session of the Sndh Assembly on Monday, PPP MPA Sharmila Farooqi recited a verse in praise of the Pakistan Peoples party (PPP).  She made a speech during the budget session of the provincial assembly. Sharmila said that it was her wish to see the Mayor of Karachi performing his duties and the…

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Video: Lots of stray dogs in cemeteries, posh areas, says Karachi mayor

Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar criticized builders/ contractors for not sparing even the cemeteries. Talking to media, Waseem Akhtar said there are plenty of dogs in the cemeteries as well as in the upscale areas of the Karachi. Watch what else he said.

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Imran backs Karachi Mayor’s demand for powers

KARACHI: PTI chairman Imran Khan on Monday backed Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar’s demand for powers from the Sindh government.  Addressing traders at the Pakistan Memon Federation, the cricketer-turned-politician backed Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar’s demand for rights to solve the problems of Karachi. “Waseem Akhtar demands powers to solve the problems of Karachi. He is absolutely…

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Karachi landslide kills at least five

KARACHI: At least five members of a single family were killed in a landslide in Karachi, Samaa reported. According to details, a giant piece of rock fell on a house located at Gulshan-e-Ghazi area of the provincial capital in the wee hours of Thursday. Five people, including a woman, were killed in the incident. Rescue…

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Video: Waseem Akhtar flays Sindh govt over IG issue

Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar criticized Sindh government saying it is bad governance that there are two Inspector Generals (IGs) of Sindh Police simultaneously. He said this while talking to media outside Sindh High Court (SHC). Manifest division is quite visible in the law-enforcement agencies in the province, he added.

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Sindh govt decision about Bin Qasim park is illegal

Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar said that Sindh government’s decision is illegal, Bin Qasim park is the public property. We would stage protest against the decision. Watch video

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I.G. Sindh should be ashamed of himself: Waseem Akhtar

KARACHI: Waseem Akhtar lashed out at I.G.Sindh on Thursday when he accused the police of registering 20 cases against him in one single day after he was nominated for the post of Mayor of Karachi.  

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‘Sindh govt responsible for Karachi sanitation, waste disposal’

Mayor of Karachi Waseem Akhtar, who launched a 100-day cleanliness campaign in December last year, says that it’s not his responsibility to issue directives for lifting of garbage. The mayor holds Sindh government responsible for the sanitation and waste issues. His campaign has failed to rid Pakistan’s financial capital of garbage dumps; however, the mayor…

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