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'Go home if you don't have authority', CJP says to Karachi mayor

'Go home if you don't have authority', CJP says to Karachi mayor
August 10, 2020
KARACHI (92 News) - Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed lambasted on the Sindh government and Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar over city's administration. A bench headed by CJP Gulzar Ahmed, criticised Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar, the Sindh government, electricity utility K-Electric and others over what it called dereliction of duty. During the hearing, the CJP asked where the mayor of the city was, noting that Akhtar is always complaining about lack of powers. “Go home if you do not have authority; why are you sitting as a mayor?" remarked the CJP. “What have you done to Karachi. The Karachi mayor appears to have enmity towards the city,” the country’s top adjudicator said. CJP Gulzar was equally critical of the Sindh chief minister and members of his cabinet for just paying visits to the city in luxury vehicles instead of solving issues tormenting citizens. Talking to the journalists after the hearing, Wasim Akhtar admitted that the top court's anger towards him was justified but repeated that the Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) does not have any authority. “If there was anyone other than me they would also not be satisfied with their performance because nothing is being given to you,” said the Karachi mayor. He also urged the CJP to take up his petition regarding the implementation of Article 140-A. “Karachi’s situation cannot improve till Article 140-A is not implemented in letter and spirit,” said Akhtar.