KARACHI - MQM-Pakistan and MQM-London workers came face to face with each other during a cleanliness drive in Shah Faisal Colony on Thursday.

The workers from two factions of the MQM had a confrontation during the cleanliness drive initiated by Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar, who has vowed to focus on cleanliness and repair of roads in his 100-day plan for the city.

MQM-London convener Nadeem Nusrat meanwhile instructed his faction not to interfere in or protest during any of Akhtar’s visits or works.

The mayor told a private news channel that he had come up with a 100-day plan for the city. Under the plan, he said, he would focus on two most critical issues facing the residents of Karachi: piles of solid waste spread across the city and broken roads. Elaborating his plan for the first 100 days, Akhtar said his team was working with union councils in three districts of Karachi to build at least one park, one school and one clinic in each union council during his first 100 days in mayor’s office.

The team will also focus on removing solid waste and repairing roads in each union council.

When asked if Karachi residents will be able to see a visible change after 100 days, Akhtar said, “Yes, with whatever resources and power I have, you will all be able to see a change.”

“But there’s a lot of work to do; a lot of backlog, which will require time to clean up,” he said. He asked people to be patient.