KARACHI: Court has passed order to shift the newly elected Mayor of Karachi, Waseem Akhtar, from jail to the Polo Ground where he will take oath as a Mayor of Karachi. Oath-taking ceremony is to be held today at 11:00 am.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has expressed concern and asked the Election Commission to issue notification of Waseem Akhtar success.
The election commission has notified the election of MQM’s Waseem Akhtar as mayor and Arshad Vohra as deputy mayor of Karachi on Tuesday morning.
The new mayor and deputy mayor will take oath of their office today.
Presiding officer has called the mayor and deputy mayor for oath taking at 11:00 AM and Chairman, Deputy Chairman at 12:00 noon today.
Sindh Police chief Allah Dino Khawaja Ordered the police to ensure high alert security for the oath-taking ceremony.
Provincial election commissioner had before said that the legal situation with regard to Waseem Akhtar as the mayor of Karachi has been under legitimate investigation as the MQM leader confronts cases in courts.
Waseem Akhtar, who has been imprisoned in Karachi Central Jail, had asked the government to set him up the Mayor’s office in jail so he can run the city from there.
On the other hand, Faisal Vawda of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has filed a plea in Sindh High Court against Akhtar’s oath-taking which will be heard today.
Meanwhile, a petition has also been filed in the Supreme Court to stop Akhtar from assuming charge as the mayor of Karachi.