Waseem Akhtar, Mayor Karachi, said on Friday that he doesn’t have any mayoral powers.

Mayor Karachi, who is visiting Lahore, was speaking to media persons outside Allam Iqbal’s tomb, “Authority should be given till the lowest level of governance but this is not happening. I am a mayor but I have no mayoral powers.”

He said, “My party, Muthahida Qoumi Movement (MQM), is the second biggest party of Karachi and the fourth biggest of the country, however, it is being affected owing to personal differences.”

Akhtar further said that now is the time to take action rather than dwell on plans and solid waste management in Karachi is not satisfactory.

“Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, President Mamnoon Hussain and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif should resolve the electricity crisis as people are suffering,” he added while speaking over power shortage in Karachi.