Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan on Monday lambasted the Sindh government’s decision to hand over municipal responsibilities to China even as Karachi mayor, MQM’s Waseem AKhtar, struggles to enhance his mayoral powers.
The MQM leader’s statement comes days after Karachi mayor, MQM’s Waseem Akhtar, was released from jail on Nov 16 nearly four months after his arrest on July 19.
The mayor has been unhappy with the powers new laws grant him, which do not allow him to take care of the problem of garbage, which has afflicted the city for several years. His legal authority is too limited to allow him to take care of the city, Dawn earlier reported.
On Nov 21, the Sindh government inked an agreement for garbage collection in Karachi with a Chinese firm. The agreement was signed between the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board and Chinese company Wuzung, Radio Pakistan had reported.
Lashing out at the Sindh government, Izhar on Monday said: “Why don’t they the provincial government give China the entire control of the province? Why do it in chunks?”
Izhar added that Sindh Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro is not capable of running the province. “Perhaps, Chinese President Xi Jinping should start governing Sindh.”
“When China can take care of our garbage, it can take care of the rest of the provincial matters too,” the MQM leader said.
courtesy : dawn news