KARACHI: During hearing of the incidents of collapsing of billboards in Karachi, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed asked Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar to step down from his post if he did not have the authority.
The chief justice asked him that when was his tenure ending. Upon which, he replied that he would retire on Aug 28. The Karachi mayor, advocate general of Sindh, Karachi commissioner and other high judicial officers were also present on this occasion.
The top judge said that Waseem Akhtar always argued that he did not have authority. If he did not have authority then he should go back home, he maintained.
“There is nobody to build Karachi. People come and fill their pockets. Nobody does anything for the megalopolis. K-Electric is also enjoying priviliges here. The electricity supply company charges citizens of the city for debt taken from outside,” he remarked.
He asked as to who installed the billboard. The senior superintendent of police (South) said that they had lodged a complaint against two suspects and they were looking for them. The CJ asked if they were gone undersea. “Don’t talk stupid here. Go and find them in half an hour,” he said.