Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday held a press conference to respond to allegations leveled against him by Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar.
Wasim Akhtar stripped him of the position of Project Garbage Director, hours after giving him the task of cleaning Karachi within 90 days.
He said he received phone calls from MQM workers and leaders who assured him of their support in his quest to get rid of garbage.
Kamal said he called the mayor late in the night but his calls were not answered.
The PSP chairman said that the local government felt threatened by his challenge to clean Karachi because it would have exposed their performance.
“They are not lifting garbage because they are involved in corruption,” said Mustufa Kamal.
Earlier in a day, a day after appointing Mustafa Kamal as Project Director Garbage, Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar suspended him for acting beyond his authority.
In a dramatic turn of events, the Karachi mayor on Monday appointed Kamal as the project director to clean the city of garbage.
Wasim Akhtar accused the former City Nazim of being insolent and dishonest.
He said Mustufa Kamal was appointed for three months as the project director of the garbage collection but he started acting as accountability official.
“Mustafa Kamal doesn’t deserve to be project director,” he said, adding that the former mayor should have informed the authorities of his plan first instead of staging a drama on the media.