January 29, 2023
PAKISTAN Politics

Saifur Rehman has been chosen as new administrator of Karachi

Saifur Rehman has been chosen as new administrator of Karachi

KARACHI: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) announced Dr. Saifur Rehman, a government official, as the new administrator of Karachi on Thursday.

A recent agreement between the PPP and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) that would bolster the local government system in the province led to the choice of a grade-20 official.

In September of last year, Murtaza Wahab, a former administrator of Karachi, submitted his resignation after the Sindh High Court (SHC) prohibited the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) from collecting taxes through K-Electric bills. The provincial administration has not yet approved his resignation, though.

Since Wahab submitted his resignation, the MQM-P, a coalition partner of the PDM-led government in the Center, has demanded the nomination of one of its leaders or a government official as administrator of the port city.

The PPP and the MQM-P recently made a political compromise in which the latter withdrew from the race for the Senate by-election in favour of the former’s candidate, leading to the decision to nominate Saifur Rehman.

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