Largest City of Pakistan to be administered from Jail
Pakistans Karachi Mayor to work from Jail
Waseem Akhtar, Pakistani politician, has been elected as the Mayor of Karachi. The unique modus operandi in this situation is that he will be managing day to day administration from jail.
Karachi, one of the most populous cities in the world, will now be run from jail, as the imprisonment sentence of Waseem Akhtar is likely to continue for several months, post his being jailed in Karachi’s central prison more than a month ago. Akhtar has been accused of a wide array of crimes, most of which include providing medical assistance to terrorists as well as instigating city-wide riots in 2007.
The election of Akhtar, who is a member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement or MQM, is facing opposition from the Pakistan Army. This fraught battle between the MQM and security forces dates back to many years ago, as the MQM has dominated Pakistan politics, even though its leader lives in self imposed exile in London.
Source: The Guardian