KARACHI - Mayor Wasim Akhtar said: “I am the Mayor of Karachi, indeed I fought the election representing a political party but I am the mayor of each and everyone living in Karachi. Whole Karachi has expectations with us therefore public welfare works will continue and we will do whatever we could for solving problems of citizens at all levels. All local government representatives are active and playing their part in the betterment works of the city.”

He said this while talking to media on a visit of the Meghji Bhagwanji Building in Narainpura, Ranchore line on Wednesday where he was accompanied by “ABAD” delegation also comprising its senior vice chairman Ayaz Ilyas, Raheel Panch, Awais Thanvi besides the city councillor Chaman Lal Khemji Bariya, director general works Shahab Anwer, senior director coordination Masood Alam, senior director Estate Tasneem Siddiqui, Chief Fire Officer Tehsin-ur-Rehman and other officers.

The mayor was welcomed by the members of Hindu community who presented him bouquet and thanked for his visit to the area. Mayor Karachi inspected different portions of the Meghji Bhagwanji Center where the residents informed him about the depleted condition of the building and demanded immediate restoration and repairing works.

Wasim Akhtar said this building which has been declared dangerous in 2007 and from where many families were shifted to other location is presently in such a state that it will have to be demolished completely. He said “ABAD” would help us in the restoration and rehabilitation works and the families still residing in this complex will be shifted to some other save places. He said we will do this work as soon as possible.

The mayor said this being a densely populated area needs this action without further delay. Replying to a query he said the councillors meeting which had been called yesterday was aimed at ensuring continuity of development works in the city and to plan more betterment in the city.