Sat­tar should shun pol­i­tics, stay home: Mayor Waseem

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KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar has said that for­mer Mut­tahida Qaumi Move­ment-Pakistan leader Fa­rooq Sat­tar has put an axe on his own foot and now he should shun pol­i­tics and stay at home.

On Satur­day talk­ing to me­dia af­ter ap­pear­ing be­fore an anti-ter­ror­ism court in the May 12, 2007 ri­ots cases, he said: “Sat­tar’s time is over now; he should let peo­ple do their work.”

He ad­mit­ted that as city mayor he could not de­liver, ow­ing to lack of co­opera- tion from gov­ern­ment. “We could have served the peo­ple of the city well if re­sources were made avail­able on time and the fed­eral gov­ern­ment had given a fi­nan­cial pack­age,” adding that Karachi didn’t get what it de­served.

Talk­ing on on­go­ing antien­croach­ment drive, he said make-shift stalls have reemerged at the places where en­croach­ments were re­moved. He de­manded the au­thor­i­ties to re­solve the is­sues of squat­ters of Pakistan Quar­ters, Karachi.

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