CJP to Mayor Karachi, ‘Go Home if you cannot do anything’

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

10th Aug, 2020. 03:45 pm

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed while hearing the case related to billboards, lambasted Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhter and remarked him to go home if he lacks authority.

According to the details, while hearing a case related to billboards being swept away during strong winds and causing injuries and deaths on Monday CJP  criticized Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar, the Sindh government, electricity utility K-Electric and others over what it called dereliction of duty.

During the hearing, the CJP asked where the mayor of the city was, noting that Akhtar is always complaining about a lack of powers.

“Go home if you do not have authority; why are you sitting as a mayor?” remarked the CJP.

Justice Ahmed then inquired about the tenure of the mayor, to which Akhtar, who presented himself before the court, responded that he will leave the post on August 28.

“Go, leave the city be,” lashed out the CJP, saying that the mayor of the city is responsible for the destruction of the city during their tenure.

“The mayor Karachi seems to have a vendetta against the city, [even though] people voted for him so that he could do something for Karachi,” said the judge.

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