Sattar, Akhtar lock horns over Karachi anti-encroachment drive

KARACHI: Farooq Sattar on Saturday mentioned that 500,000 individuals have been made homeless because of the ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Karachi.

Talking to media individuals outdoors an anti-terrorism court docket, Sattar mentioned, “Individuals are being made homeless due to court docket orders. 500,000 individuals have develop into homeless because of the encroachment drive.”

He added, “Waseem Akhtar was voted to assemble Karachi not destroy it.”

“Akhtar ought to attempt to get votes in Karachi now. Town will inform him who's oppressed.” Sattar added.

He continued, “Supreme Courtroom ought to take away unlawful occupation and never markets which were there for 50 years. A coverage needs to be made by shop-keepers and merchants on encroachments. Homelessness will solely result in crime rising within the metropolis.”

When requested if he will probably be appointed as the subsequent mayor of Karachi by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) authorities, Sattar mentioned, “I don't see desires like Manzoor Wassan.”

Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar whereas talking to media mentioned that the choice relating to the encroachment drive will probably be made by the Supreme Courtroom.

“The retailers given by the Karachi Metropolitan Company (KMC) have been demolished. Residents should face bother for just a few days as rubble from the operation is eliminated,” he added.

Responding to a query relating to Farooq Sattar, Akhtar mentioned, “What ought to I reply to Farooq Sattar’s speak? I don’t even know which celebration he belongs to.”

“If I destroyed Karachi then Farooq Sattar destroyed Muttahida Qaumi Motion-Pakistan,” he added.

In the meantime, Muttahida Qaumi Motion-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Amir Khan on Saturday mentioned Farooq Sattar is not a part of the celebration and may cease utilizing its identify and flag.

Talking to the media individuals in Karachi, the MQM-P chief mentioned, “We are going to current the Karachi case in entrance of the chief justice. Waseem Akhtar did quite a lot of work regardless of a scarcity of assets and the Structure binds him to implement court docket orders. The Karachi mayor solely razed encroachments on footpaths.”

The MQM-P chief additional mentioned, “Sattar is not part of the celebration and I'm not answerable for any of his statements. He ought to cease utilizing the celebration’s identify or flag.”

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