ARACHI: The Mayor of Karachi city, Syed Mustafa Kamal is now-a-days on an official visit to the Untied States at the invitation of the US State Department. During his stay in Washington, the visiting Mayor was invited by the VOA’s to the studios for ascertaining his views about the problems being faced by the Karachi city.
In his remarks Syed Mustafa Kamal said: “Karachi City has been faced with a lot of problems including poor sanitation, non-availability of drinking water, dilapidated roads, substandard education and health systems. In my opinion, Karachi city has not been owned during the past fifty-eight years, he said.
When asked as to who did not own the city, he said the decision makers and the ruling elite did not own Karachi. Despite the fact that this city earns sixty-eight percent of the country’s total revenue, Karachi is not being given proper attention nor it is given its due share, he added.
When asked about the public deprivation of advantages of the big development projects being claimed by authorities, Mustafa Kamal said reality visible on the ground was witness to the fact that basic facilities had been provided to even the non-MQM dominated localities in the city during the past two years.-SANA