Wasim Akhtar’s term as Karachi mayor comes to an end
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Wasim Akhtar’s term after four years of serving as Karachi mayor came to an end on Monday, Aug 31.
He took oath as the mayor on Aug 30, 2016 while he was imprisoned in 39 cases including of facilitating hate speech and embroilment in May 12 riots. Until then, Arshad Vohra was performing the duties of mayor while on the post of deputy mayor, before stepping down and joining the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP).
Now, elections will be held across the province to elect new local government representatives. Until then, the Sindh government would elect an administrator to run the affairs of Karachi.