KARACHI: A petition was filed on Wednesday in the Sindh High Court (SHC) against the removal of Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chief Mustafa Kamal as “Project Director Garbage”.
The applicant in his plea has stated that Kamal was appointed by Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar on August 26 and was removed from his post on very next day, without fulfilling the legal obligations.
“The move of sacking PSP chief should be declared null and void and he should be given a chance to clean the city”, the applicant further stated in his plea.
Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar, PSP Chief Mustafa Kamal and local government secretary have been made respondents in the petition.
On Tuesday, Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar suspended Mustafa Kamal as the city’s “Project Director Garbage”, hours after appointing former mayor for the post.
“I had appointed him thinking that he sincerely wanted to solve the city’s problems. However, after the press conference he held last night, it is clear that Kamal only wants to play politics.”
Kamal held a press conference on Monday where he had said that he was willing to work to dispose off the city’s garbage and clear the city within three months.
Responding to the claim, Akhtar had issued an order in the afternoon and appointed Kamal the Project Director Garbage “on a voluntary basis”.