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Islamabad mayor suspended over corruption allegations

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  1. Zibago

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    Islamabad mayor suspended over corruption allegations
    Web DeskOn May 17, 2020Last updated May 17, 2020

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Sunday suspended Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (IMC) Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz over corruption allegations, ARY News reported,

    The interior ministry issued a notification after federal cabinet gave the approval to remove Mayor Islamabad Sheikh Anser Aziz from the post.

    Mayor Sheikh Anser is accused of alleged misappropriation of funds by awarding a contract for inter-city bus service to a company of his choice.

    He is a close friend of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and was elected as Mayor Islamabad in 2016.

    It must be noted that Local Government Commission (LGC) Friday recommended suspending Mayor of Islamabad Sheikh Anser Aziz on account of miss use of powers.

    An important meeting of the LGC was held here under the chairmanship of MNA Ali Nawaz Awan.

    During the meeting, Chief Metropolitan Officer Syeda Shafaq presented a corruption reference of Rs40 million pertaining to intercity transport stops against the mayor of Islamabad.

    After the commission members’ voting, chairman Ali Nawaz Awan recommended the suspension of the mayor to the interior ministry.
     
  2. HAIDER

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    Islamabad doesn't seem capital of Pakistan at all...dusty and kachi roads , extended shops, electricity issue, water issue ... you name it ..
     
  3. Salahuddin Ayyubi

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    there is no such thing as mayors in Pakistan as i've been told. they're all figure heads and don't have any real power or authority. governors and CM's are the ones with any sort of authority.