KARACHI: Hours after assigning Syed Mustufa Kamal as Metropolis’ Project Director Garbage, Mayor Waseem Akhtar suspended him.
Waseem Akhtar, while talking to journalists here, stated that he had suspended Mustafa Kamal from his post until further orders as: “Instead of coming to the office and work Mustafa Kamal is busy with political point scoring,” he said.
Mayor added that his sincerity was taken advantage of and used for politics, that meant that Mustafa Kamal was not sincere in solving the problems of Karachi.
It is pertinent to mention here that Kamal in a presser on Monday stated that he could clean the city using the available resources with KMC within 90 days. Responding to his claim Waseem Akhtar made him the Project Director Garbage by means of a notification. While accepting the offer Kamal demanded Waseem Akhtar’s resignation saying that he had failed to fulfill his duties.
After recent Monsoon spell not only the roads got inundated by water, a sizable quantity of animals’ offal (sacrificed during Eid-ul-Azha) also was left on the roads and open plots. Karachi has also been invaded by flies and mosquitoes. This mess added to the millions of tons of garbage littered all over the Metropolis choking its gutters and naddis that were meant to carry rainwater to the ocean.
The MQM-P, PSP, and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) – the ruling party in Sindh province – have been engaged in a heated war of words and blame game over the administration’s general failure in dealing with the disastrous aftermath of the recent spell of monsoon rains and the sad state of affairs of water, sewerage and solid