Faisal Vawda files application to bar Wasim Akhtar from taking Karachi Mayor oath


KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Vawda on Monday filed an application in the court to bar Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Wasim Akhtar from taking oath as Karachi Mayor.


Vawda made Wasim Akhtar and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) as co-petitioners in his application and adopted the stance that Wasim Akhtar has been involved in over 30 cases including the one regarding May 12 riots, rebellion, terrorism, facilitation and others.

It was stated in the application that Wasim Akhtar was behind bars as his bail regarding the case on facilitating the terrorists was dismissed therefore the court was requested to bar the MQM leader from taking oath as Karachi Mayor.

The hearing of Vawda’s application is expected to take place tomorrow (Tuesday).