Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar, on Wednesday, noted that Karachi Metropolitan Corporation was trying its best to solve people’s grievances with its own resources, especially in district South, even when it meant developing works, which were not its prime responsibility. He said this while chairing a meeting with the chairmen and vice chairmen of district South, where he mentioned how the construction of roads and footpaths were underway in the district South after removal of encroachments. The mayor argued that constructing road without correcting the water and sewerage infrastructure would be a wastage of funds. Waseem appreciated the elected local government leadership for making efforts to solve the basic problems of citizens of district South with its own resources, and constructing many roads and streets therein. The UC leadership also informed the mayor about problems of their electorate, claiming that most of the complaints were registered against the water and sewerage system. Mayor Karachi then asked then prioritise these departments and submit written reports on these problems so that said to them to assign priority to their works and submit these problems in written form, so these could be put up for consideration to the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW&SB). Published in Daily Times, February 28th 2019.