KARACHI: Newly-elected Mayor of Karachi Waseem Akhtar on Saturday has requested federation and Sindh government to grant him bail so that he can launch development projects in the metropolis.
Talking to media outside anti-terrorism court (ATC), Waseem Akhtar alleged that 20 fake cases were registered against him in one day.
He said anti-Pakistan statements are unaccepted as they fall in the ambit of treason and fraud. He also disowned remarks given by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
The mayor expressed satisfaction over the leadership of Farooq Sattar and also lauded work of Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah.
He also demanded the authorities to take notice of forged cases against him and release him on bail to serve the city indiscriminately.
Earlier, Sindh Home Department issued a notification for constitution of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to interrogate MQM’s jailed Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar.
Waseem Akhtar was sent to Central Jail in capacity of an accused in terror case against former petroleum minister, Dr Asim Hussain and May 12 tragedy case.
Akhtar’s plea for extension in interim bail was also rejected by an anti-terrorism court in the aforementioned cases.
He was nominated in the case that was registered under terror charges in November last year at North Nazimabad Police Station. Pak Sarzameen Party’s Anees Qaimkhani, Pakistan People’s Party’s Abdul Qadir Patel and MQM’s Rauf Siddique were among the four detainees.
He had also demanded the authorities to provide him with an office in the prison for the purpose.