Thursday Dec 01, 2016
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan leader Aamir Khan on Thursday said that MQM-London leaders Wasay Jalil and Mustafa Azizababi were living in London without any fear but were putting workers in Karachi in a difficult position.
Talking to the media in Karachi, he urged the MQM-London leaders to come to Karachi and stand with the party workers.
“I ask those who are stopping us from serving Karachi, by doing this what services are they doing for the city”, he asked.
Amir Khan said that the workers were being lured by those standing with the August 22 MQM founder’s speech.
Earlier today, MQM-Pakistan and MQM-London workers came face to face during a cleanup drive in the city’s Shah Faisal Colony area.
The workers from the two factions had a confrontation during the cleanup drive initiated by Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar, who has vowed to prioritise Karachi’s cleanup and repairing of roads in his 100-day plan for the city.
On Geo Pakistan morning show today, the mayor said he has a 100-day plan for the city in which he will focus on the two most critical issues facing the residents: piles of garbage scattered across the metropolis and broken roads making the day-to-day commute a hassle.
Elaborating on his plans for the first 100 days, Waseem Akhtar said his team is working with UCs in three districts of Karachi to build at least one park, one school and one clinic in each UC during the next 100 days. The team will also focus on removing garbage and repairing roads in each UC.
When asked if the Karachi residents will be able to see some visible change after 100 days, Akhtar replied, “Yes, with whatever resources and power I have, you will all be able to see some changes.”
“But there’s a lot of work to do. A lot of backlog in the garbage which would require time to clean up,” he added and requested the public to be patient.