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Karachi’s blame game is heating up as PSP enters the fight

The Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) entered the ranks a day after Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar and Sindh chief minister’s advisor Barrister Murtaza Wahab traded barbs over the overall inability to deal with the catastrophic wake of the city’s latest period of moonsoon floods.

The former mayor Mustafa Kamal-led group kept the incumbent mayor accountable for the devastation induced throughout the town to address a news conference at PSP headquarters Pakistan House on Wednesday.

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) also conducted a news conference to convey assistance for their party’s mayor, stating that the claims leveled against Akhtar primarily affect the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which has all the authority and assets to deal with water, sewerage and solid waste issues.

As for Akhtar, to react to the accusations of the PSP chief, he conducted a distinct news conference stating he (the mayor) is inundated with several duties, but now he’s got to spend his time on Kamal.

PSP Chairman Kamal requested that the name of Major Akhtar be placed on the exit control list at the news conference. “The mayor created a bunch of estate in Pakistan and overseas, and if he is held responsible, a lot of cash will be retrieved.” Senior representatives of the party, Anis Qaimkhani, Asif Hasnain, and Syed Hafeezuddin also attended the event. Kamal said that even after two weeks, water was not drained from houses, and the garbage piles are moved from one place to another without proper disposal.

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