Murtaza Wahab to be appointed as Karachi Administrator

However, the PPP has not responded to rumours of Wahab's appointment.

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to appoint Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Law and Environment, Murtaza Wahab, as the new Karachi Administrator, according to sources.  

According to details, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah proposed the move which was approved by the top PPP leadership. Some members of the Murad Ali Shah cabinet had opposed the idea of Murtaza Wahab’s appointment.

Sources have claimed that the notification in this regard will be issued after the Chief Minister returns from the United States next week.

However, the PPP has not responded to rumours of Wahab’s appointment. The incumbent City Administrator Laeeq Ahmed was appointed in December 2020.

Meanwhile, President PTI Karachi Khurram Sher Zaman has expressed reservations over the decision to change Karachi Administrator. He accused the Sindh government of using constitutional avenues and back doors to “make money”.

The PTI leader also questioned the merit behind the appointment of Murtaza Wahab. “He is not qualified to take the responsibility of Karachi. Restoring Karachi’s colours is not the job of children,” he added.