AIRLINK 69.92 Increased By ▲ 4.72 (7.24%)
BOP 5.46 Decreased By ▼ -0.11 (-1.97%)
CNERGY 4.50 Decreased By ▼ -0.06 (-1.32%)
DFML 25.71 Increased By ▲ 1.19 (4.85%)
DGKC 69.85 Decreased By ▼ -0.11 (-0.16%)
FCCL 20.02 Decreased By ▼ -0.28 (-1.38%)
FFBL 30.69 Increased By ▲ 1.58 (5.43%)
FFL 9.75 Decreased By ▼ -0.08 (-0.81%)
GGL 10.12 Increased By ▲ 0.11 (1.1%)
HBL 114.90 Increased By ▲ 0.65 (0.57%)
HUBC 132.10 Increased By ▲ 3.00 (2.32%)
HUMNL 6.73 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.3%)
KEL 4.44 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
KOSM 4.93 Increased By ▲ 0.04 (0.82%)
MLCF 36.45 Decreased By ▼ -0.55 (-1.49%)
OGDC 133.90 Increased By ▲ 1.60 (1.21%)
PAEL 22.50 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.18%)
PIAA 25.39 Decreased By ▼ -0.50 (-1.93%)
PIBTL 6.61 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.15%)
PPL 113.20 Increased By ▲ 0.35 (0.31%)
PRL 30.12 Increased By ▲ 0.71 (2.41%)
PTC 14.70 Decreased By ▼ -0.54 (-3.54%)
SEARL 57.55 Increased By ▲ 0.52 (0.91%)
SNGP 66.60 Increased By ▲ 0.15 (0.23%)
SSGC 10.99 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.09%)
TELE 8.77 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.34%)
TPLP 11.51 Decreased By ▼ -0.19 (-1.62%)
TRG 68.61 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.01%)
UNITY 23.47 Increased By ▲ 0.07 (0.3%)
WTL 1.34 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-2.9%)
BR100 7,394 Increased By 99.2 (1.36%)
BR30 24,121 Increased By 266.7 (1.12%)
KSE100 70,910 Increased By 619.8 (0.88%)
KSE30 23,377 Increased By 205.6 (0.89%)

KARACHI: Mayor Barrister Murtaza Wahab Tuesday said Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has only 27.4 percent of land control of the entire city, while the Town Municipal Corporations are more powerful than the civic body.

Mayor Karachi has no direct administrative role to play with other administrations in the city affairs and the biggest problem of Karachi is political grudges and the powerful Mafia.

At present, he said Towns in Karachi are more powerful than KMC, as they collect property tax, advertising, parking and trade license fee, etc.

KMC collects Rs 160 million of annual tax, while Town Municipal Corporations are more stable than the KMC. Every individual has interpreted the Article 140-A of the Constitution as per his own calculations.

Green and Red Line projects on University Road and MA Jinnah Road in Karachi are executed under the federal government. Such projects need to be acted upon urgently.

If you try to fix things, the mafia comes in the middle, the problems cannot be solved until things are brought under the rule and law.

Sindh government has no representation in institutions like K-Electric and SSGC.

Karachi collects 60% revenue; he said this while talking to a delegation of police officers consisting of participant of the 50th Specialized Training Program and 26th Initial Command Course at his office on Tuesday.

Municipal Commissioner KMC Syed Afzal Zaidi, DIG Nauman Siddiqui, Course Commander SSP Mubashir and other officers were also present.

Mayor Karachi said that KMC can stand on its feet in one year if the tax networking is improved and unnecessary interference is not done. All over the world municipal bodies are considered the government as these organizations issue even driving license.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

Comments

Comments are closed.