PPP’s Murtaza Wahab resigns as Administrator Karachi
Following the SHC’s decision to restrict KMC from collecting taxes through the KE’s electricity bill, Pakistan Peoples Party leader Murtaza Wahab resigned as the Karachi Administrator.
While addressing a press conference in Karachi, former Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab said that, “we did not see day nor night for the city, we just worked for the betterment of this city.”
“We did not impose any new tax for the Karachi city,” Wahab added.
He said that the MUCT was also in the tenure of Mustafa Kamal and Waseem Akhtar.
“During the mayor ship of Mustafa Kamal, the MUCT started from Rs200 and reached up to Rs5000, but we thought for the people of Karachi,” he said while lamented the court’s decision.
Murtaza Wahab said that the MUCT was collected during Wasim Akhtar’s tenure by a private company but PPP did it in an official way through K-Electric’s bills.
“It would have been easier for me to ask the prime minister and the chief minister for funds, but I did not, as I believe the way of the law is the only solution,” he said.
Earlier, The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed provincial government to stop collection of the Municipal Utility Charges and Taxes (MUCT) for the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) through electricity bills of the K-Electric till the next hearing.
On September 23, Jamat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi leader Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman and others filed the petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC) that the MUCT were implemented in light of the resolution passed by the Administrator Karachi, which was illegal and contrary to the provisions of the law.