Murtaza Wahab steps down as Karachi administrator

Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab stepped down.

Addressing a press conference in Karachi, Wahab claimed that political hypocrites do not want him to restore Karachi, adding that “those with vested interest do not want a progressive and flourished Karachi.”

He said that it has become impossible to continue working the administrator.

“I have already sent the resignation to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah,” he said adding that “It was easy to borrow money from the Prime minister and Sindh CM but the local bodies laws allow us to levy municipal taxes.”

He further commented that in the past everyone complained about lack of power. We also want a financially powerful KMC and that’s the reason we imposed municipal tax, he added.

Wahab claimed that it was during the tenure of former administrator Wasim Akhtar that the KMC imposed municipal tax and contracted a private company for the collection of taxes. There was a chance of corruption so that’s why we entered into an agreement with the K-Electric for tax collection, he said.

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