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NAB approves inquiries against Pervez Khattak, Sindh Assembly Speaker, Karachi mayor

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has initiated inquiries against several prominent individuals including Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani, and Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar. NAB chairman Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal chaired a meeting of the executive board on Wednesday and gave the approval to initiate fourteen different inquiries against several prominent personalities. According to a statement by the anti-graft watchdog, an inquiry has also been initiated…

CJP reminds Karachi mayor of responsibility to fix civic problems

KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Sunday castigated city mayor Waseem Akhtar over increasing environmental pollution in the metropolis and asked him to come up with solution to the problems facing the city. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed a three-judge bench of the apex court, reminded the mayor that he could not absolve himself of the responsibility to address the issues plaguing Karachi. The bench was hearing a case pertaining to environmental pollution in the coastal areas of the city and dumping…

SHC suspends govt notification of handover of Ibn-e-Qasim Park to Bahria Town

KARACHI: A Sindh High Court bench on Monday suspended a notification of Sindh government to hand over Karachi’s Ibn-e-Qasim Park to Bahria Town, ARY News reported. The court was hearing a petition filed by Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar challenging the government notification. The petition followed a notification issued by the Sindh local government ministry which said that after approval of competent authority the decision has been taken to hand over the park to Bahria Town. City Mayor Waseem Akhtar had filed a…

Governor Sindh, Karachi mayor visit Mazar-e-Quaid

KARACHI: On the occasion of 78th Pakistan Day, Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair along with City Mayor, cabinet members, and Rangers officials visited mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah today (Thursday), ARY News reported. While paying rich tribute to the founding leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair laid floral wreath at his tomb and offered fateha. Talking to media, Muhammad Zubair urged entire nation to work for prosperous and peaceful Pakistan by fulfilling the dream of founding…

Garbage lifting responsibility of Sindh government, says mayor Karachi

KARACHI: Underlining importance of budget given to provincial chief executive, Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar says the chief minister of Sindh gets more budgetary allocations than any official, hence he has more responsibilities, ARY News reported. Addressing the media here, Akhtar said lifting garbage and its disposal was responsibility of the Sindh government. ‘Solid waste management department falls under the authority of Sindh government.’ He vowed that he won’t let any wrongdoing happen in any district of the city.  …

Mayor Karachi seeks bail in one more case to get released from prison

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday granted bail to Karachi mayor and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Waseem Akhtar in a case pertaining to making things easier for founder MQM Altaf Hussain in a bid to make provocative speeches. With the latest, Akhtar now requires bail in one more case to get released from the Karachi Prison and resume his duties as mayor of the port city. His bail was set at Rs 25,000 while on the other hand, for not appearing in the court, the judge ordered to release arrest…

Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar gets bail in ‘hate speech case’

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday granted bail to Karachi mayor and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Waseem Akhtar in a case pertaining to making things easier for founder MQM Altaf Hussain in a bid to make provocative speeches particularly in which he ordered to attack ARY News Karachi bureau last August. On August 22, violence flared on the roads of Karachi after Hussain, who has taken a refuge in London for more than 20 years, addressed supporters in the city via another telephone call, made…

Mayor Akhtar pleads for bail in May 12 Case hearing

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court issued non-bailable arrest warrants of 15 accused including Kamran Farooqui MPA during May 12 case hearing on Thursday, ARY News reported. "Where were you during the incident on May 12?" The judge asked Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar during he was producted in the case hearing today. Akhtar said he was an advisor of the chief minister and was present at the Governor House. The mayor's counsel Khawaja Naveed in his arguments claimed that SSP Rao Anwar booked his client in 27 cases within a…