Go home if you do not have authority: SC slams Karachi mayor
KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan lambasted the authorities responsible for Karachi on Monday while hearing a case related to billboards being swept away during strong winds and causing injuries and deaths.
The SC bench, criticized Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar, the Sindh government, electricity utility K-Electric and others over what it called dereliction of duty.
The CJP asked where the mayor of the city was, noting that Akhtar is always complaining about lack of powers.
“Go home if you do not have authority; why are you sitting as a mayor?” remarked the CJP.
Justice Ahmed then inquired about the tenure of the mayor, to which Akhtar, who presented himself before the court, responded that he will leave the post on August 28.
“Go, leave the city be,” lashed out the CJP, saying that the mayor of the city is responsible for the destruction of the city during their tenure.
“The mayor Karachi seems to have a vendetta against the city, [even though] people voted for him so that he could do something for Karachi,” said the judge.