KARACHI: An Anti-terrorism Court (ATC) on Friday allowed Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar to travel to Iran, Aaj News reported.
The court heard an application filed by Akhtar seeking permission to go Iran on an official visit as Karachi mayor and pleading the court to return his passport for the purpose. Public Prosecutor and Mayor Karachi along with his counsel appeared before the court.
The court allowed the application of Mayor Karachi, returned his passport and ordered him to furnish Rs2 millions as surety.
Later talking to media outside the court, Akhtar said that this visit to Iran is beneficial for Karachi. He complained that Sindh government was working on mega projects but kept the elected mayor of the city away from the projects.
Criticizing the provincial government for poor performance, the mayor said that the PPP could not do anything for Larkana.