After Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, the leader of the opposition in the Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh, has also opposed the Sindh government’s possible move to appoint Murtaza Wahab, currently serving as the adviser to the Sindh chief minister on law and environment, as the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s administrator, saying that the residents of Karachi and leaders of all political parties will resist such a move.
“Wahab has a pretty good face but is not capable of running the affairs of Karachi,” said Sheikh in a press statement issued on Sunday. He advised the law adviser to continue to “defend the ill-practices of the PPP [Pakistan Peoples Party] rulers by taking part in talk shows.”
“Wahab, who had obtained three times fewer votes during the general elections than Governor Ismail, would not be allowed for the top slot to run the affairs of Karachi, said Sheikh, mentioning the results of the 2018 elections in PS-111, a provincial constituency in District South of Karachi from where Ismail had won before he vacated the seat to be appointed as the governor.
Sheikh, who is also the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) central vice president, said Wahab had already been enjoying the portfolios of two ministries and was earning enough like his other fellows so any move to make him the city’s administrator would be resisted.
The PTI leader alleged that Wahab as the adviser on environment and climate change had miserably failed to take action against those who were polluting the rivers and irrigation canals right from Sukkur to Karachi.
"The industrial, animal, human – all waste are dumped in the Indus River in Sukkur at various places thus canals like Begari in Shikarpur, Phuleli in Hyderabad, KB Feeder in Kotri and others across the province are being polluted,” he said, adding that people of Sindh had to drink that highly contaminated and polluted water. Sheikh alleged that Wahab never bothered to take action against those involved in polluting water.