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I will run office from behind bars, says new Karachi mayor


Karachi: Waseem Akhtar, the newly elected mayor of Karachi, in his first press conference has said that he would run the office of mayor from behind the bars.

During his speech, he thanked the public for electing him as the new administrator of Pakistan’s biggest city.

He asserted that he was not the mayor of MQM but the mayor of Karachi. He added that he didn’t fear jail because he had already spent three years in prison.

The new mayor of Karachi, without exposing the name, asked that “If you are a true man, register and follow a case against former president General Musharraf.”

Waseem informed the public that he was facing prison for a month against the fake cases adding the court would release him within 5 minuses if he went there.

The new Karachi mayor went on to say Karachi needed much work to do, adding that “all of us will work together for the prosperity and progress of Karachi.”

Moreover, he appealed to the Sindh government to give authority to the new mayor office in order to hasten the speed of progress.