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KMC Meeting Adjourned Due to Uproar

Karachi (October 31, 2017): Ruckus on Tuesday has forced administration of Karachi City Council’s to adjourn session for an indefinite period as opposition local bodies members tore apart copies of agenda.

According to the details, City council session of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) chaired by Mayor Waseem Akhtar adjourned without any proceedings as the opposition members tore apart copies of agenda and interrupted the session with their sloganeering.

During the session, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan members raised slogans in favor of the mayor Karachi.

While addressing to media, Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar said that it was a routine session today and his party did not intend to present any resolution against Vohra.

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He said that we have the majority in the council and we’re not running away. Deputy Mayor Arshad Vohra had announced that he would resign hence there was no problem regarding the issue.

Mayor Karachi said that the banners and chanting of slogans during the session was just to appear attract the media. Farooq Sattar informed us about Vohra’s leaving from MQM-P and claimed that Deputy Mayor was in pressure.

While talking to media, opposition leader Akramullah Waqasi accused Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar of considering himself above law and said that opposition was only seeking accountability from him.

Waqasi further narrated that Karachi Mayor is facing corruption allegations and that he (Wasim Akhtar) has proven them right (through his attitude). Waqasi accused MQMP’s leaders of making assets from funds allotted for metropolis’s residents.

MQMP seems to be in hot water after Karachi Deputy Mayor Arshad Vohra joined Mustafa Kamal’s Pak Sarzameen Party on October 29.

Vohra formally announced the decision in a press conference in Karachi. He was accompanied by Anis Qaimkhani and other PSP members.

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Speaking to the media at the Pakistan House, the headquarters of the Mustafa Kamal-led party, Arshad Vohra said he has decided to resign from his position as he was unable to serve the people of Karachi.

He said that he decided to leave the party “because MQM-P had no vision.”

Vohra is an industrialist and a former chairman of SITE Association. He is a chemical engineer with a PhD in textile technology from the UK.

Earlier, before the session banners in favour of Deputy Mayor Arshad Vohra, and against Mayor Waseem Akhtar were seen outside Karachi Metropolitan Corporation building on Tuesday.

The banner put by unknown people read ‘Corrupt mayor unacceptable’ and ‘head of corrupt mafia Waseem Akhtar’.

The KMC city council comprises 308 members. MQM-Pakistan holds majority in the council with 205 members, while the opposition stands with the tally of 100 members, which includes 42 members from Pakistan Peoples Party, 27 members of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, 14 members of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, 10 of Jammat-e-Islami, four of Jammiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl) and three of Awami National Party,

A simple majority is needed to de-seat the mayor or deputy mayor.

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