Dear NA 247 Voters
Representing you in the National Assembly has been my privilege and my Pride. Many of you stood in line for hours to cast your vote to change in Pakistan – we all were expecting tremendous results hoping to see Imran Khan as our prime minister, but it was not so, PTI & Imran Khan ended up in the opposition and you have witnessed that over the five years PTI has struggled diligently to strengthen democracy by playing our due role as a genuine opposition, which in all criticism is also an integral part of democracy
To this day I stand accountable to you as to the work I have done in the five years. Despite being the only elected MNA and two supporting MPAs in Sindh from PTI, we have tried our best and have accomplished a lot without any government support or any funding for that matter.
Issues Discussed are
- Parliamentary Work
- Million Tree Tsunami
- Philanthropic Work
Karachi yet again facing the wrath of the rainy weather and once again the So called custodians of the mandate the Local Government and the provincial government has been exposed.
The city was literally submerged and there was no one to take care of the city and the residents. Dr Arif Alvi spent all day on Roads of Karachi In North Nazimabad, Liaqatabad, and other areas of District central and East carrying out rescue operations. Standing by the people of the city.Read more
Dr Arif Alvi does a press conference on the CBC protest issue and the false FIR registered against the elected representatives of the area
Dear Zaffar Abbas Sahib,
Reporting by DAWN on 8th April of our protest in front of CBC is inaccurate with misplaced priorities totally ignoring the main points.
Public offices cannot be closed down for two days while hundreds of people are left floundering outside even those who need death certificates and burial places for those who died. The protesters were non-violent for the second day running. We again on the second day asked CBC to open the main gate. An elected councillor Adeeba Arif was locked in and not allowed to come out also (video available). MNA/MPAs and elected councillors were not allowed in. We gave them time up to 9:30 to open the gates (because of people waiting for their work outside) and sent a message through the ‘locked in’ Councillor (video available). When this did not happen and after waiting a few hours the public pushed the outside gate which actually yielded in one push. Police was there and no violence happened. However once inside, policemen had a verbal altercation with a few people and they started arresting them. The video circulating about me was when I was (though angrily) trying to turn the head of the SHO away from the altercation.
Your report states that realising the situation the additional chief executive officer agreed to hold talks with a delegation. I wish the CEO had not thrown out the elected legislators and elected councillors out of his office on April 4th and then shut up the office on Thursday and Friday. We appealed for two days for talks.
Dr Arif Alvi along with his MP's and councillors went inside the CBC to present their demands, they were successful in bringing the additional CEO to came out and address the gathering
Elected members of the NA-250 sat with the Additional CEO of CBC to argue about the water crisis in the area - this is after the elected members successfully pushed themselves into the CBC after being barricaded outside for a few hours
Dr Arif Alvi talking to the residents outside CBC while he & the elected MP's were being prevented from entering the CBC premises #KarachiKoPaniDo Protest
CBC has locked out resident and elected representatives from going inside the public offices to lodge a complaint - overnight from the previous days protest the CBC has lined its gates with barbed wires - to keep citizens from complaining
Khurrum Sher Zaman speaks on the #KarachiKoPaniDo Water Protest