‘If I did politics, I would not have called my rival my boss’
KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal on Tuesday said he was not doing politics in the name of garbage, if he did he would not have called his rival his boss.
“Since making the announcement of taking up the challenge of Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar, I had been receiving calls from different NGOs, scholars, officials of the local bodies department and different other influential people for their support. I told them that I will tell them if I needed their help,” said Mustafa Kamal while addressing the press conference in Karachi in response to Wasim Akhtar’s suspending him as the project director garbage within less than a day accusing him of “creating unrest”.
The PSP chairman blamed that the Karachi mayor had barred the officials from cooperating with him. He said due to this responsibility he had postponed his Kashmir visit. However, he said, later he came to know that overnight Wasim Akhtar had changed his mind and suspended him as the project director garbage.
He said during his tenure as the mayor he had made a number of remarkable developments in the megalopolis.
Mustafa Kamal said he had accepted the post of project director by not letting his ego overcome. Leveling allegation of graft on his rival, he said if garbage was lifted in the city, how they would do money embezzlement then.
“We would have cleaned the city by working day and night,” he said once again adding that he could hand over a cleaned Karachi in 90 days.
He repeated his demand to place Akhtar’s name on the Exit Control List (ECL). He claimed that people told him that 300 to 500 people were on leaves for unknown period of time and they were receiving salary from the funds allocated for the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation.