Syed Mustafa Kamal



Designation: Ex-City Nazim Karachi
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Mutahida Qaumi Movement

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Syed Mustafa Kamal served as the nazim (mayor) of the cityof Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan from 2005 to 2010. Kamal has affiliations with thePakistani liberalist party Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). He was featured asone of the “mayors of the moment” (along with Berlin’s Klaus Wowereit, andChongqing’s Wang Hongju) in the Foreign Policy magazine in 2008 and wasshortlisted for the World Mayor Prize in 2010. He had also served as the ITMinister for the Sindh province from 2003 to 2005.

Early Life

Kamal was born on December 27, 1971 in Karachi where hestudied until his Intermediate examinations and left for Malaysia. In Malaysia,he received as Associate Diploma in Business Executive Studies. He laterreceived an MBA in Marketing from the Aberystwyth University in United Kingdom.

Political Career

In 2003, Kamal became the Provincial Minister forInformation Technology for the Sindh Province of Pakistan. He held thisposition until 2005, when he was selected to become the second nazim of thecity of Karachi, succeeding Naimatullah Khan. He championed the role of IT inthe transformation of the city’s fortunes, after learning from his experiencesin the IT Ministry. He envisaged the city becoming an Asian super-hub borrowingfrom examples of Israel and its dominant regional economy. At times, Kamal hadbeen quoted as targeting development efforts on par with those of Dubai. Underhis leadership, the city administration received acclaims and accolades, bothinternally and externally, as Kamal was feted by diplomats and internal urbanpolicy-makers as a young and confident city leader.

In 2010, the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution ofPakistan asked for the abolition of post of mayors in all cities acrossPakistan and Kamal left to resume his duties as the member of the MQMCoordination Committee. Lala Fazal-ur-Rehman became the caretaker administratorof the CDGK, replacing Kamal. Syed Mustafa Kamal was awarded an honorary PhDdegree in Politics by the Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi, at itsconvocation held on the 14th of April 2010 at a ceremony held at the open airPAF Museum in Karachi.

August 2007

Residents of Defence Housing Authority (DHA), a neighborhoodof Karachi, wished to pay taxes to CDGK. They even praised City government'sefforts to carry out relief operations in their area. The city government hasstarted work on 3 multistoried parking plazas two in Saddar Town and one inClifton area and these would be unique and one of its kind projects inPakistan.

Achievements and Failings

Mustafa Kamal was praised by the Supreme Court of Pakistanfor his efforts to make Karachi a megacity and to carry out relief operations.

During Kamal's tenure as mayor Karachi was ranked as thethird least safest city in the world behind Baghdad and Kinshasa

It can be argued that many of his achievements are borrowedfrom the foundation of infrastructure laid by the previou mayor NaimatullahKhan who updated the Karachi Water supply and improved the road infrastructure.Citizens of Karachi had to endure electricity shortfalls throughout his tenure,the situation worsened consistently in his five year term as mayor leaving abigger electricity deficit then the one he inherrited. Massive protests wereheld on the streets of Karachi, this was seen as a precurser to the eventualdeparture of the MQM's coalition partner Pervez Musharraf in the nextelections.

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shamim aftab ( dubai,United arab Emirates) Tuesday, May 5, 2015 12:13:10 PM (MDT - USA)
ASALAOALIKUM MUSTUFA BHAI please wapis ajaiyn , boht zarorat hy muhajiron ko ap ki , kahen waqt na nikal jai , or muhajir dushman sab khatam na kerden , please ak ker is mushkil sy nikalo muhajiron ko , wapis ajao mqm my , koi galti hogai hy to muhajir qom ky wasty maf krdo , please wapis ajao .

Muhammad Shamim Khan ( Karachi,Pakistan) Friday, October 24, 2014 10:30:53 PM (MDT - USA)
Where are You Syed Mustafa Kamal Bhai? Karachi is very Missing to you. We can't the tralikinever forget You and Your Work.

Mohammad Ataullah ( Toronto,Canada) Thursday, February 6, 2014 4:21:35 PM (MDT - USA)
Masha'Allah! Subhan'Allah! Karachi & Pakistan needs people like you, honest, sincere dedicated & hard working. May Allah, SWT give you, your family, father, mother, brothers sisters, Jaza' Khair in this Duniya & Akhara, Ameen

muhammad Ismail ( karachi,Pakistan) Monday, September 16, 2013 10:08:34 PM (MDT - USA)
dedication towards karachi city as clean, progressive, peaceful which is never before. may Allah bless you ever, we still remember you nowadays due to your

Syed Tahir Ali ( Karachi,Pakistan) Tuesday, May 7, 2013 1:35:41 PM (MDT - USA)
mustafa kamal bhai yar ap kamal ho app jesa is pakistan ko nahi milskta khuda se dua hai k apko hmara pm bnae

sameer bawani ( karachi,Pakistan) Thursday, May 2, 2013 1:44:55 PM (MDT - USA)
mustafa kamal bhai main ap ka bht chahane walo main se hu Jitna ap ne Karachi main kaam karwaya aj tak kisi ne nai karawaya i proud of you thank you

zia hussain ( karachi,Pakistan) Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:39:26 AM (MDT - USA)
good working and labourious peson and your quaid is best

H/Dr. Faiz M. Khan Battagrami ( Islamabad,Pakistan) Monday, January 28, 2013 2:13:43 AM (MDT - USA)
The greate Mustfa Kamal shine the greate city of pakistan as Mayor of Karachi.I salut him & hope that all other politicin follow him.

ali ( khi,United States) Monday, May 7, 2012 3:51:38 PM (MDT - USA)
leader/admin/mayor koi b ho. asl bat apne kam/zimedari sat mohbt honi chahiye jo mustfa bhai mai nazar ayi

Abdul wasay ( hyderabad,Pakistan) Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:12:49 AM (MDT - USA)
dear sir!Assalam-u-alikum. I and my brother studies in the city school liaquat campus hyderabad . i am 10 years old sir I am e-mailing you because I am very disturbed.i always watch you in the television and hear that you always help others.i am email you because i think that you help others i think that you will help me also.sir over 12 years ago,my father is a doctor in the san hospital.he daily outbacks.from this, he don,t have time for me and my father always work hard for his transfer but he cant get father daily go early in the morning and come late at night.on this road,my father have two times accident.our car has damaged.and from this,my father go to the san in the local mother always not feeling well.and my whole family is father can,t afford the daily outbacks and he afford our fees very hardly. please please help us for my father,s transfer.when no one help us,so I say to my father is also tired.please sir help me.I will always pray for father name is Dr.mohammad zafar mughal s/o:Khan Mohammad gommision year:1997 date of joining:1st mar,1999 original place of posting:taluka hospital, manjhan detailment at RHS sann. wants to transfer at government hospital kohsar hyderabad.

Waqas Ahmed ( Karachi,Pakistan) Monday, January 16, 2012 11:45:40 AM (MDT - USA)
" We want be next Prime Minister of PAKISTAN "Syed Mustufa kamal

syed shahzad berooni ( krachi ,Pakistan) Thursday, July 28, 2011 6:03:05 AM (MDT - USA)
mustufa bhai main aap say bht pyar krta hun i love u main aap say milna chahta hun sirf aik bar or aap k haat pe kiss krna chahta hun plz mujhay aik moqa zrur dain plz aapko krachi ki kasam or main aap say aik gift bhi lunga

nabeel siddiqui ( hyderabad,Pakistan) Monday, July 11, 2011 1:38:13 PM (MDT - USA)
i just want to sluit you kash har politician ap ki tarahan kam karay you change the image of mqm salalm mqm or altaf bhai k sipahi zindagi main wish h ap ne hamaray lia itnay kam kyay han kask hum ap k kisi kam ajain ہ

Adnan ( Karachi,Pakistan) Monday, June 27, 2011 12:55:52 AM (MDT - USA)
Karachi Hero

Kashif Alam ( karachi ,Pakistan) Sunday, June 19, 2011 1:31:06 AM (MDT - USA)
asalam-o-aliqum nicee

maheen r shah ( karachi,Pakistan) Monday, February 28, 2011 10:59:30 AM (MDT - USA)
سالام سیر اپ بھت اچھای ینساان ھاین اللاھ اپ کہ لامبی ہمار ہر اچھای ساھات داے امععن ۔سیر اپ ک فانس بھع اپ سع بھت کھئسھ ھاین کیئن ک اپ کا ناتئر بھت ھی اچھا ھای۔پئرا کاراچھی اپ سع بھت پیےار کارتا ھای۔

maheen r shah ( karachi,Pakistan) Sunday, February 27, 2011 12:45:05 PM (MDT - USA)
aoa sir maheen here. h r u sir? i m u r fan .i watch u r all interviews. sir realy u r very nice person.allah bless u and give u long happy life.

saba ( karachi,Pakistan) Saturday, February 26, 2011 4:38:53 AM (MDT - USA)

saba ( karachi,Pakistan) Saturday, February 26, 2011 4:35:26 AM (MDT - USA)
sir salam plz give me areply on me in my ID.thanx.ok bye

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Jawab Deh
Topic: Syed Mustafa Kamal is facing hard questions of Iftikhar Ahmed.
Hosted By: Iftikhar Ahmad
Added On: Sunday, February 15, 2009 (MDT - USA)
TARIQ NASIR ( zurich ,Switzerland) Friday, May 8, 2009 6:57:02 AM (MDT - USA)
we proud u mustafa bai app Karachi kee shan hayen///
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Topic: Syed Mustafa Kamal is facing hard questions of Iftikhar Ahmed.
Hosted By: Iftikhar Ahmad
Added On: Sunday, February 15, 2009 (MDT - USA)
Raheel Anwer ( London,United Kingdom) Saturday, February 21, 2009 1:20:14 AM (MDT - USA)
you looking a good person but in wrong party.
Jawab Deh
Topic: Syed Mustafa Kamal is facing hard questions of Iftikhar Ahmed.
Hosted By: Iftikhar Ahmad
Added On: Sunday, February 15, 2009 (MDT - USA)
khalid ( dublin,Ireland) Monday, February 16, 2009 3:07:24 PM (MDT - USA)
shut up mustafa kamal stop ****** altaf ******
Jawab Deh
Topic: Syed Mustafa Kamal is facing hard questions of Iftikhar Ahmed.
Hosted By: Iftikhar Ahmad
Added On: Sunday, February 15, 2009 (MDT - USA)
FAYYAZ ( karachi,Pakistan) Monday, February 16, 2009 11:38:08 AM (MDT - USA)
Bandar ko jangl ka badsaha bana dya gay,sabiq city nazim k 64 mega project ke aesee teese k raha hai,ab tk apna koe project nahe la saka,sirf posh elaqon me kuch kam howa jab k pasmanda elaqon my rod ka nam tk nahi,jis k bal me tel hi usy k bal my tel dal rah he.naqis tamerat se shehre har waq mot k mo me safar kr rahe hain,bajat london munaqil kr k mustafa kamal sindh gov sey raqm na milne ka rona ro raha ha.MQM fear hi tu Karachi or Hyderabad city gov ka odit krane sy kun inkare hai.ALLAH sab ko in k shar sy bacay.aameen
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Topic: Syed Mustafa Kamal is facing hard questions of Iftikhar Ahmed.
Hosted By: Iftikhar Ahmad
Added On: Sunday, February 15, 2009 (MDT - USA)
Zuby Gujjar ( London,United Kingdom) Monday, February 16, 2009 9:44:42 AM (MDT - USA)
He did'nt asked any appropriate question to the MQM representative i don't care who he is or what he has done but no one can change the fact that MQM is a terrorist organization. Many international Court's have declared MQM as a terrorist organization like the Canadian court verdict etc. Read human rights watch report on MQM, their torture cells are famous in Karachi.
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