Newly elected mayor of Karachi of the influential Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party, Waseem Akhtar(L) speaks to media representatives after winning the mayoral election in Karachi on August 24, 2016.  

The Pakistani port megacity of Karachi on August 24 elected as mayor a politician who is currently in jail on sedition and terrorism charges, a day after the leader of his party was charged with treason. Waseem Akhtar, a former minister and parliamentarian of the influential Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), won by a landslide with 196 of the total 294 votes cast by the city's municipal authorities. Akhtar was arrested in July 2016 and accused of ordering a crackdown on city riots in 2007, when he was serving as provincial home minister, that resulted in a bloody massacre. / AFP / RIZWAN TABASSUM        (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)