KARACHI  - Parliamentary Leader of PPP in city council Karamullah Waqasi on Sunday condemned the use of municipal resources for mobilising people for MQM-Pakistan public gathering and said that the mayor was raising hue and cry over lack of resources but utilising the available resources on party public gatherings rather than resolving civic issues.  

Talking to the Nation, he said that this was not the first time that Mayor Waseem Akhter had utilised the civic resources for party instead the similar things happened during the party’s campaign for PS-114.  

“We will raise this issue at city council meetings so that the taxpayers’ money could be utilised for their betterment rather than holding MQM-Pakistan’s public gatherings,” he said.    

He further alleged Mayor Karachi for his involvement in Rs 1 billion irregularities in government funds meant for municipal authorities and said that they would not let these issue go unnoticed and would stage protest at concerned platforms over the issue.   

It is pertinent to mention here that Mayor Karachi and other elected representatives of local government Karachi utilized resources of KMC and DMCs to facilitate the participants of MQM-Pakistan, held on Sunday against census results. 

According to details, after the announcement of a rally against census results by Muttahida Quami Movement, Pakistan (MQM-P) the elected representatives of local government including Mayor Karachi, District Chairmen of Korangi, Central, East and others were using different resources of local government for motivation of people and publicity of the rally among the masses.  

Interestingly, the media management department of KMC is also participating in the campaign of awareness about the rally of MQM-P. The media management department has covered the all political activities of Mayor Karachi like district of hand-bills among the masses to invite them for the rally.  

On the other side, MQM-P’s influenced District Municipal Corporations including DMC central, DMC East and DMC Korangi were used state machinery to hoisting of party flags, banners and also holding motivation gatherings at local area level.  

Sources claimed that after the announcement of the rally by MQM-P Mayor Karachi keep on eye at the success of the rally and ignored the all important issues of KMC. They added that recently Mayor Karachi had initiate a cleanliness drive in city with collaboration of Bahria Town, which is also flopped due to the diversion of Mayor’s attention toward political matters.