Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab Monday announced his resignation from office after a high court restricted the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) from collecting taxes through the city's power utility.

The announcement quit came on the heels of a Sindh High Court ruling (SHC) that temporarily barred the KMC from gathering municipal taxes through electricity bills.

Addressing a press conference, a dismayed Wahab lamented the court decision.

“It would have been easier for me to ask the prime minister and the chief minister for funds, but I did not,” Wahab said.