KARACHI: City Mayor Wasim Akhtar on Friday said that Karachiites paid tax more than others cities, but in return they got “nothing” as in reality the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation did not have sufficient funds even to release salaries of its employees.

He said this while receiving an ambulance equipped with modern technologies by Master Motors here at Frere Hall. The company’s chief executive officer Daniyal Malik, Samir Malik, Abdul Karim, senior director of coordination Masood Alam, senior director of medical services Dr Salma Kausar and other officials were also present.

The mayor said that government employees in Sindh had been provided with 15 per cent increment in salaries except those working in the KMC. “The Sindh government is not releasing additional amount through which the employees’ salaries would be increased. Are employees of KMC and DMCs not Pakistani citizens?” he asked.

Published in Dawn, April 26th, 2020