Karachi administrator Murtaza Wahab resigned

 Murtaza Wahab is not happy regarding the SHC decision to stop collection of municipal tax through KE bills

The young and dynamic administrator of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) announced to resign today. He has send his resignation to Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah.
It seems that Murtaza Wahab is not happy about the decision of Sindh High Court (SHC) in which SHC stopped KMC to collect Municipal taxes through the KE bills.
Despite the difficulties and problems, young PPP leader served the city of Karachi with dedication and passion.   
SHC in today's order allowed the KMC to collect taxes and to make recoveries using any other mean but not through KE bills. Addressing a press conference, Wahab recalled his development work and said that he worked day and night for the city. "We built all the major streets.”

“It would have been easier for me to ask the prime minister and the chief minister for funds, but I did not, as I believe the way of the law is the only solution,” he said. “The Constitution and the law of the land have a solution for everything. ”He said as per the relevant law the metropolitan corporation was authrorised to impose taxes.

“When the city roads are submerged, nobody knocks on Waseem Akhtar or Naeem-ur-Rehman’s door, the citizens question me, the government, and the KMC for answers,” Wahab added. He claimed papers showed the recovery rate during Waseem Akhtar’s time was only 20 percent. “Where was the money going then?”

Hinting at the rampant corruption during the time of the former mayor of the coastal city, Wahab said Waseem Akhtar had hired a private contractor to collect the taxes. “Once they collected Rs200 million and were given Rs40 million,” he alleged.

The administrator also claimed his hands were clean and asserted he fought the dirt in the system at the cost of his rightful comfort. Wahab said his mistake was that instead of his pocket, he loved the KMC.

“I was out in the field during the disasters supervising the repairs, rescue, and relief work personally. I was working while wearing a mask during the COVID-19 outbreak. I always tried to serve people indiscriminately without any bias.”

“There are forces at work here that don’t let us do our job efficiently. It’s not easy to work in this city as everything is resisted here. ”The outgoing administrator of the country’s financial hub said he had diabetes and the work-related stress was worsening it, which was taking a toll on his health.


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