Mayor threatens PTI of withdrawal of MQM-P’s supportArchive
KARACHI: Mayor Waseem Akhtar, who is also deputy convener of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) Rabita Committee, said on Friday that his party would be compelled to review its support to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf-led government in the Centre if the problems of the city were not resolved.
He further said the MQM-P was not going to repeat the mistakes committed in the past as it would no more be a part of making or breaking the government.
“We joined the federal government for the solution of problems in the city as our people are facing hardships,” he said, adding that the party would now have to decide whether it should continue its support to the federal government or not.
While addressing a gathering of people after inspecting the road construction works in Korangi K Area, the mayor said the provincial government kept this authority to itself to provide basic necessities of life to people. “It didn’t do anything for the city, nor did it want others to do so,” he lamented and asked how city’s problems could be solved in such a situation.
Published in Dawn, January 11th, 2020