Farooq Sattar should quit politics for good: Waseem Akhtar

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KARACHI: Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar has advised veteran MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar to leave politics for good and stay at home to spend the rest of his life fulfilling religious obligations.

“His time is over now; he has put an axe on his own foot. He should let people do their work now,” Akhtar told media persons on Sunday.

Responding to a question, the mayor admitted that the local government was not able to deliver in Karachi “owing to Sindh government’s non-cooperation.”

“Had we been given required resources and packages from the federal government, we would have been able to serve better,” he added.

The mayor said that he was told to serve the city with his hands tied. “I admit I wasn’t able to serve according to the mandate as I had very limited authority,” he remarked.