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Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar

ATC hears May 12, 2007 mayhem cases

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court here on Saturday resumed hearing of four cases pertaining to the May 12, 2007 mayhem, ARY News reported. Mayor Waseem Akhtar and 20 other accused nominated in the cases appeared in the court. Police produced an absconding accused, Abdul Zahid, before the ATC judge who ordered provision of a copy of the charge-sheet to him for perusal. The judge ruled that he would indict the accused on the next hearing after an amendment to charges. It is pertinent to mention here that the mayor and…

Anti-encroachment drive: Over 150 shops to be razed in Korangi today

KARACHI: As a part of an ongoing anti-encroachment operation, over 150 more shops will be razed in the Korangi area of the metropolis on Thursday (today). According to details, the anti-encroachment cell will reach the site with heavy machinery at 5:30 pm today. The shops established on Korangi's nullah will be demolished during the operation. Following the directives of the Supreme Court, the anti-encroachment drive in the port city has been effectively going for months now, however, it has drawn mixed reactions from…

Political parties responsible for encroachments in Karachi: Waseem Akhtar

KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar on Wednesday held all political parties responsible for widespread encroachments in the port city.   Speaking to media outside the Supreme Court registry of Karachi, Waseem Akhtar said if political parties were well wishers of the city then there would have been no encroachments in the metropolitan. "I have put my political career at stake," the Mayor claimed, adding that everyone is after looting the city of lights. Cautioning all owners behind encroachments to make their…

“Did not raze any house, neither will allow anyone to do so,” assures Mayor Karachi

KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar assured on Tuesday that none of the house was razed during the anti-encroachment operation and neither will anyone be allowed to demolish them in the future.  The Mayor Karachi was speaking to media after the Supreme Court turned down the Sindh government’s plea to stop the ongoing anti-encroachment drive in the port city. Dismissing the impression of demolishing residences, Waseem Akhtar clarified that his mandate was only restricted to the removal of encroachments from roads and…

Mayor Karachi, Farooq Sattar cross swords over anti-encroachment drive

KARACHI: Former convener of Muttahida Quami Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) Farooq Sattar while taking an aim at Mayor Karachi said, “Waseem Akhtar was voted to construct Karachi not destroy it.” According to details, Sattar was speaking to media outside an anti-terrorism court on Saturday. Commenting on the ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Karachi, he said, 500,000 people have become homeless due to the operation in the metropolis. “Waseem Akhtar should try to get votes from Karachi now," the disgruntled MQM-P leader…

Anti-encroachment drive underway on SC’s directives: Mayor Karachi

KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhter on Thursday said anti-encroachment drive is underway on the directives of the Supreme Court, ARY News reported. In his statement, the city’s mayor said, drive targeting, illegal structures’ razing from the metropolis is being carried out in the light of the top court orders. Encroachment made on the public parks, nullahs and government’s land in the city is being removed, the mayor continued. “Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) is supervising the campaign to demolish…