Time will decide whether I will resolve Karachi issues from inside jail or outside: Waseem

Waseem Akhtar

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) nominated Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar on Saturday said that the party has not staged hunger strike for him.


Talking to media before hearing of Dr Asim Hussain case, Waseem Akhtar vowed that he will resolve the issues of Karachi after becoming Mayor.

Time will decide that I will resolve issues of Karachi from inside jail or outside, he added.

He said that Sindh Chief Minister (CM) is also keen to stand with the people in every difficult situation.

He also suggested to talk about MQM’s hunger strike from Rabitta Committee instead of him. He also expressed satisfaction over the judiciary and hoped for the best.

Waseem Akhtar said that only relatives and lawyers come to meet while no one from government has visited jail to listen his stance so far.

Moreover, MQM leader said that he will apply for bail after lawyers’ consultation.

Earlier, an anti-terrorism court had sent Waseem Akhtar to jail on physical remand in the terror facilitation case. The court had also issued a notice on two separate bail applications, shifting the matter to ATC-I.

Waseem Akhtar was arrested alongwith MQM’s Rauf Siddiqui, Pak Sarzameen Party’s Anis Qaimkhani and PPP’s Abdul Qadir Patel on July 19 after the ATC rejected their pre-arrest bail applications.

The accused are facing charges of allegedly asking Dr Asim Hussian, a former petroleum minister and ex-president Asif Zardari’s close aide, to provide treatment and shelter to alleged terrorists and gangsters at the North Nazimabad and Clifton branches Ziauddin Hospital.