KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) candidate Wasim Akhtar bagged Karachi s mayorship whereas Arshad Vohra was elected Deputy Mayor Karachi according to unofficial results.
While addressing to the media, newly elected Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar thanked the people of Karachi for electing him as their mayor.
He stated that whatever happened in the past needs to be forgotten, adding that the provincial government and Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah also deserve to be congratulated.
He stated that he wanted to work in harmony with all stake holders in the city as well as the law enforcement agencies in order to ensure that the city becomes prosperous and that peace and stability are ensured. He termed the elections as historic and stated that Pakistan shall progress on if Karachi progresses.
“I thank the people of Karachi for supporting me in tough times,” Akhtar said. He also criticised his political rivals and stated that he was being treated as a politcal prisoner and that the cases registered against him were nothing but lies. He said that he did not want to bring up conflicts related to the past.