I congratulate the individuals of Karachi for the victory immediately, says the mayor-elect
Waseem Akhtar speaks to the media in Karachi on Wednesday.
The Muttahida Qaumi Motion (MQM) imprisoned chief Waseem Akhtar gained the Karachi’s mayoral election on Wednesday whereas Arshad Vohra has been elected as Deputy Mayor Karachi, in accordance with unofficial outcomes.
“I congratulate the individuals of Karachi for the victory at present. That is Karachi’s victory given the robust occasions we’ve got been dealing with,” the mayor-elect stated whereas chatting with the media quickly after he gained the mayoral election.
“Will probably be written within the historical past as a result of elections have by no means occurred like this ever earlier than,” he added.
Akhtar will run the teeming metropolis by way of “video hyperlink” from his jail cell, his lawyer has stated.
“He’ll open an workplace in jail and by way of video hyperlink he’ll conduct council periods,” Mahfooz Yar Khan, Akhtar’s lawyer, advised reporters outdoors the council constructing as his shopper voted inside. “He can run Karachi by way of video hyperlink for 5 years.”
Karachi set to be run by imprisoned mayor
The elected mayor of Karachi who was arrested final month on suspicion of aiding alleged militants, arrived in an armoured police car on the British-period Karachi Metropolitan Company constructing to forged his vote within the ultimate spherical of elections that has his celebration in an unassailable lead.
Akhtar and Vohra had a robust place within the Karachi Metropolitan Company (KMC) council, that includes 320 seats. The joint opposition fielded Pakistan Peoples Social gathering’s Karmullah Waqasi for the mayor’s slot and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Amanullah Afridi as deputy mayor. The town picked its mayor virtually eight months after the a lot anticipated native authorities elections, that happened on 5 December 2015.
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