Karachi - Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar said on Monday that finality of prophethood (SAW) is the core of our faith in which we all believe.

“The country is already engulfed by terrorism and other issues and we can’t afford any more conflict, particularly on the subject of finality of prophethood (SAW),” he noted.

“Therefore seconding the views of religious scholars on the subject, we demand the federal government and other bodies resolve this issue as soon as possible and according to the wishes of Muslims,” he added.

He was speaking to a delegation of religious scholars, belonging to different schools of thought, who called on him here at KMC building to review and discuss the arrangements for the holy month of Rabi-ul-Awwal.

Those who were present on the occasion included member MQM(P) Rabita Committee Muhammad Adil Khan, DMC East Chairman Moid Anwer, DMC Malir Chairman Jan Muhammad Baloch, DMC Central Vice Chairman Shakir Ali, DMC Korangi Vice Chairman Syed Ahmer Ali, Parliamentary leader in City Council Aslam Shah Afridi, chairmen and chairpersons of city council committees Allama Abbas Kameli, Qari Ahtimam-ul-Haq Thanvi, Hakim Akber Dars, Siddiqui Rathore Advocate, Mufti Hammad-ullah Madni, Qari Yaqoob Attari, Mohammad Shafi Qadri, Atif Hanif Balu, Muhammad Naved Abbasi, Moulana Sadiq Jafferi, Agha Mashadi, Syed Karrar Naqvi, DIG Traffic Asghar Usman, DMD KWSB Asadullah Khan, representatives of police, K-Electric, SSGC and senior KMC officers.

The clerics conveyed to the mayor the problems people were facing related to the sewerage system, streetlights, maintenance and repair of roads, removal of garbage and installation of standby generators near religious processions and gatherings, and said that measures should be taken immediately to solve all of them.

Waseem said he was aware of these problems and for this directives had already been issued to concerned departments.

He said the district governments were also doing their work and convening such meetings with clerics to review the situation and the elected representatives were also being taken on board to play their role in resolving such issues.

He said KMC would function in coordination with the district administration in the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal to provide relief to the citizens.

He said most of the issues pertained to cleanliness, sewage leakage, roads dug up for development works, dysfunctional streetlights and broken roads which should be noted down by the department representatives attending the meeting.  “We hope that prompt action would be taken by them to resolve all such issues,” he added.

He prayed to Allah (The Almighty) that peace and tranquillity prevailed in the country not only in Rabi-ul-Awwal but in all other months.