KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf Member of National Assembly (PTI MNA) Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain on Monday filed a reference against creation of the seventh district in Karachi by the Sindh government.
The Sindh cabinet on Aug 20 gave green light to create a new district in Karachi comprising Kiamari and adjacent areas of district West. The areas lying in the new district, Kiamari, include SITE area, Baldia Town, port areas and Mauripur. The cabinet meeting mulled over making Lyari a district as well and bifurcate district East too.
In his petition, Aamir Liaquat said the district West was being bifurcated. He blamed the Pakistan People’s Party for creating Kiamari district on the basis of prejudice. He claimed that posting of brother of Jamiat Ulema e Islam-F (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazl ur Rehman in Karachi was a part of the planning.
The PTI MNA said that the Sindh government was working with deep calculation. He said in presence of the local bodies government no consultation was made over creation of fresh district.
Aamir Liaquat claimed that his petition was fully supported by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The Kiamari district will make seven districts in Karachi, along with East, West, Central, South, Malir and Korangi. The most populated district of Karachi is Central.
The creation of new district will allegedly help vote bank of the Pakistan Peoples Party in elections. The Karachi mayor has already failed to deliver in the megalopolis, while the Sindh government is blamed for not providing funds to be spent here. The mayor wants more powers and funds to resolve issues of the city.