He was talking to media after taking oath as union council chairman today.
Akhtar said people of Karachi had mandated the MQM to serve masses. “We will extend all our services for the Karachiites,” he added.
He called upon all political parties to set aside politics and serve masses indiscriminately.
He underlined that powers as defined under the constitution still not have been devolved to local government representatives.
The mayor-elect said his first responsibility was to ensure cleanliness in the city. “If powers are not given, MQM activists along with other representatives of political parties will jointly run cleanliness campaign.”