Mayor Karachi regrets LG system being weakened in megacity

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By Shakil Paracha

KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar said all over the world local bodies were made powerful but here political games being played with these institutions. No democracy could be strengthened without making third tier of government strong. Prime Minister and President and other high ups have been requested to pay attention on resolving the Karachi issues. I have sent proposals for infrastructure betterment and waiting for decisions in this connection.

He expressed these views while talking to a delegation comprising participants of 24th Senior Management Course in the National School of Public Policy Lahore, which called on Waseem Akhtar in his office in KMC Building yesterday morning.

The delegation was led by senior faculty member Dawood Bareech and represented by officers from provincial and federal government offices, whereas Metropolitan Commissioner Dr. Syed Saif ur Rehman and senior director coordination Masood Alam were also present on this occasion.

Replying to queries from members of the delegation the Mayor said that garbage removal was not a rocket science and it needs commitment and better planning to lift and dispose of garbage generated in the city, he said that you could not clean the city if improper disposal is done on the landfill sites.

He said that the Prime minister want to bring improvement in Karachi but this city needs funds more than wishes and we will have to give funds to Karachi for resolving its core issues which have not become complicated.

Mayor said that the city roads and pavements are encroached upon which increased its problems.

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