KARACHI: The biggest issue in the city is its local government, which is not empowered, said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan.
“The local government of Sindh [on the whole] not being empowered is the biggest issue of Karachi,” Imran said while addressing a news conference at Karachi Press Club Sunday. “[Moreover] people who come in power in Sindh are never interested in Karachi.”
He added the money of citizens was being sent to Dubai.
Earlier in the day, while speaking to the media after landing in Karachi, Imran criticised Pakistan Peoples Party chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, alleging the latter does not know how a hardworking person in the country earn bread and butter.
Imran said Bilawal made tall claims in multiple statements recently but is unaware of the actual issues faced by the people.
About the issues pertaining to the citizens, Imran mentioned those pertaining to water saying that water supplied for irrigation had sewage mixed in it.
The PTI chairperson also said that the chief justice of Pakistan would not have had to give a week’s time for Karachi to be cleaned had there any work been done in the city by PPP, the party which has been in power in Sindh for long.
“In the 10 years of their government, what work have you [the PPP government] done for Karachi and interior Sindh,” asked Imran.