POOR PERFORMANCE BY LB ELECTED MEMBERS
By S R Khan
KARACHI: Chief of Muttehida Quami Movement (MQM-P) Dr Farooq Sattar has finally given three-month deadline to the elected local bodies (LB) representatives in order to improve their performance in their areas otherwise strict action would be taken against them, it is learnt here yesterday. The decision has been taken in a Coordination Committee meeting with the elected Local Bodies representatives of MQM-P, which held at Bahadurabad Headquarter here yesterday. In a high level meeting, city’s Mayor Waseem Akhtar and Deputy Mayor Arshad Vohra, who were also present on the occasion, were directed to ensure effective coordination with each other in order to resolve the issues of the metropolis. The meeting was chaired by MQM-P Chief Dr Farooq Sattar. The meeting reviewed one-year performance of elected representatives, particularly the recent performance during rain and Eid-ul-Adha. Elected Chairmen of DMC East, DMC-Central and DMC-Korangi submitted one-year performance report before the party Chief Dr Farooq Sattar and the committee. The party chief and the members of Coordination Committee also expressed their dissatisfaction over the performance of elected representatives. The leadership also accepted that the limited resources of KMC and DMCs were also affecting their performance. The Mayor also presented a detailed briefing over the problems faced by the KMC and DMCs by the Sindh government adding that the KMC administration is striving hard to provide relief to the masses. The sources claimed that the Party Chief Dr Farooq Sattar also directed the Mayor Karachi to take effective measures against the corruption in KMC. The party chief directed members of Coordination Committee to review the performance of the elected representatives every month on regular basis, so that final decision would be taken after three-month period. The sources confirmed that the MQM-P leadership is eager to get support of the masses by the performance of elected representatives in the upcoming general elections of 2018. Replying to a query, the sources said that the decision in order to replace the Mayor-KMC was not taken during the meeting.