Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have agreed to appoint Dr. Saif-ur-Rehman as the new administrator of Karachi.
PPP has finally accepted the demand of the MQM. Murtaza Wahab, the former administrator had resigned due to the decisions of the courts two months ago, will be replaced by the new administrator. His resignation will be accepted for appointment as the new administrator Karachi.
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah presided over the meeting which was also attended by local government minister Nasir Hussain Shah, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon, Labour Minister Saeed Ghani and Food Minister Mukesh Chawla. Administrator Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab was also present in the meeting.
The names of Saif-ur-Rehman and Abdul Waseem were given by the MQM to the administrator of Karachi. Saif-ur-Rehman is currently serving as principal secretary to Governor Sindh and has also served as municipal commissioner KMC. MQM leader Abdul Waseem has been a member of the National Assembly.
It should be noted that the PPP had promised to give the post of administrator by getting the votes of the MQM to form the federal government. Earlier differences had arisen between PPP and MQM over the appointment of administrator Karachi however PPP had accepted MQM’s demand.
According to reports PPP has assured to give the administration of three of the seven districts to MQM after which Korangi, East and Central districts are likely to be given to the MQM. MQM has named Furqan Tayyab for Korangi, Muhammad Shakeel for East and Muhammad Sharif for Central District, according to reports.