KARACHI - Opposition leader of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Karamullah Waqasi has said that KMC has become hub of corruption due to negligence of Mayor while ghost and corrupt officials destructing the corporation.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Karamullah Waqasi alleged that the ratio of tax recovery frequently decrease because of absence of concern officer and employees, adding that under-table mafia has embezzled million of rupees tax, recovered from the city.

He said that deficit of Rs 1 billion in first quarterly of current fiscal year was reported due to the deployment of blue-eyed officers on key slots of KMC. The deficit has destructed the corporation and KMC unable to pay salaries, allowances and pensions of employees as staffers forced to stage protest against the KMC administration, Karamullah added.

He said that mayor busy in matters of contracts and taking funds from Bahria Town on account of removal of garbage despite it is not his responsibility because Solid Waste Management Board and concern District Municipal Corporation were responsible to remove and lift the garbage from their respective area while provincial government also releasing special funds in this regard.

Waqasi said that all departments of KMC including Land, Orangi Project, Kutchi Abadi, State, Charged Parking, Land Enforcement and Recreation, Veterinary and others were failed to achieve their tax recovery targets. “Blue-eyed officer has not left a single chance to destroy the departments and entire KMC and they also busy in making million of rupees through corruption,” opposition leader said.

He further said that favorite officer enjoying four slots at a time while further officer were taking salaries at their homes.

He said that a reference will be moved to Anti-Corruption over the current irregularities in KMC while opposition of KMC would be announced its strategy to save KMC.