Murtaza Wahab KMC Administrator Resigned:
Murtaza Wahab resigned as Karachi administrator on Monday, citing the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) decision to prevent the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) from collecting taxes through K-Electric bills.
Announcement made on twitter as well from his official account:
I have resigned from the office of Administrator KMC. It was an honour to serve people of my city & I would like to thank my party leadership for giving me this opportunity. May our country function on rule of law, in a manner that allows the Executive & Parliament to function pic.twitter.com/gDJp62xAST
— Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui (@murtazawahab1) September 26, 2022
Earlier today, the Sindh High Court ruled that the KMC could not collect municipal taxes through power bills.
“KMC should not collect taxes through K-Electric.” If citizens do not pay the levy, their electricity connections will be terminated,” the top court panel remarked.
The bench barred the KMC from collecting municipal taxes through power bills until the matter was heard again in 10 days.
During a news conference today in Karachi, the PPP leader expressed disappointment over the court’s decision to temporarily suspend the collection of municipal taxes through electricity utility bills.
“I worked diligently day in and day out,” he claimed, “yet there was no gratitude for the effort I performed for the city.”
The outgoing administrator stressed that the KMC tax “did not fill his pockets,” but instead went directly into the governing body’s coffers.
In August of last year, the Sindh government named Murtaza Wahab, Advisor to the Chief Minister on Law and Environment, as the new administrator of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation.