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MQM’s Waseem Akhtar takes oath as UC chairman

KARACHI: MQM’s Waseem Akhtar has taken oath as the union council chairman, ARY News reported.

MQM’s Waseem Akhtar had been nominated by the party to assume the office of mayor. After taking oath as UC chairman, Waseem stated that his priority would be to clean the city and take appropriate measures to ensure that.

Earlier, leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf objected to taking oath in English. They insisted on taking oath in Urdu. All other political leaders on the occasion agreed to this stance and later they took oath in Urdu.

According to Election Commission of Pakistan, over 12,000 newly elected LG members took oath in Sindh. The presiding officers and judicial officers administered oath to members elected from municipal committees, town committees, district councils and union committees.

In Karachi, over 1,500 newly elected local government representatives of 209 union committees of city’s six districts and 38 union councils of the Karachi District Council also took the oath.

Of the total number of elected representatives, 988 are wards councillors, 247 chairmen and as many vice chairmen and 38 district councillors.

After oath-taking ceremony, the LG representatives will resume their responsibilities from today.

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