The Pak Sarzameen Party’s Central Executive Committee and National Council held their meeting at the Pakistan Secretariat here on Sunday, and expressed severe displeasure over the existing poor sanitary situation of Karachi, the country’s economic lifeline, fearing outbreaks of epidemics among the citizens.
In a joint statement, the participants of meeting showed concerns over Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar’s corruption and demanded initiation of proceedings on a reference filed by PTI leader Faisal Wowda.
The reference, they addled, exposed the mayor’s billions of rupees’ corruption.
The meeting urged the government and army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to place Akhtar’s name in the exit control list, accusing him of having destroyed Karachi.
They also feared that the mayor may flee Karachi to before the end of his tenure so as to avoid action.
A day earlier, chairman Pak Sarzameen Party Syed Mustafa Kamal said that the current unhygienic situation of Karachi was the true reflection of the federal, provincial and the local government’s failure and incompetence.
“The city, which is the economic engine of the entire country, has unfortunately been ruined by the power lust.
The government’s negligence to deal with the post- rain and Eid-ul-ADha challenges is feared to bring a pretty human dilemma,” a press release issued by the party quoted Kamal as saying in his address to his party’s district committees and all town committees’ in charges and members in a meeting at the Pakistan Secretariat here.
He said that two weeks after the monsoon rains, the water was still standing in all parts of the metropolis, gutters were flooding everywhere, heaps of garbage had been left unattended, which could cause outbreaks diseases amid a scarcity of medicines at government-run hospitals.
“The federal government, the KMC and the government of Sindh have miserably failed in resolving the sanitary issues of Karachiites.” Mustufa Kamal urged army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to play his role in taking notice of the destruction of the economic lifeline of the country.
“We have joined politics to serve the nation. Our ideology is based upon peace, and our determination is a guarantee for an enlightened Pakistan,” he said.