Syed Mustafa Kamal
|Syed Mustafa Kamal|
|25th Mayor of Karachi|
October 17, 2005 – February 19, 2010
|Preceded by||Naimatullah Khan|
|Succeeded by||Post abolished|
27 December 1971 |
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
|Political party||Muttahida Qaumi Movement|
|Parents||Anis Ahmed ,Jamila Khatoon|
|Residence||Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan|
|Alma mater||MBA University of Wales (UK)|
Syed Mustafa Kamal (Urdu: سید مصطفى کمال ) is a serving Senator in the Senate of Pakistan and served as the nazim (mayor) of the city of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan from 2005 to 2010. Kamal has affiliations with the Pakistani liberalist party Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). His parents belonged to the Urdu-speaking community (Muhajir); Kamal with his parents settled in Karachi.His Mother Jamila Khatoon was also a worker of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). He was shortlisted for the World Mayor Prize in 2010. He has also served as the IT Minister for the Sindh province from 2003 to 2005. Formerly, he was a telephone operator at 90 (MQM headquarter) in Karachi.He initiated lot of Hi-tech programs and is in process to turn the entire city government into E Government. He has successfully laid the ground to build a 10000 seat call center which will also be the tallest building in Pakistan. He revolutionized the medical facilities by building state of the art Trauma Centre, meeting all international standards at Abbassi Shaheed Hospital, a new Fully Equipped Heart Care Center. Both these Institution cater to the poorest of the poor of Karachi as they also provide treatment free of cost. New health facilities were erected in different part of the city to help the poor and the needy.
In addition to the above, he has successfully launched the first of its kind Command and Control Center in Pakistan, at par with any international video surveillance facility for Karachi. It is situated in the main building of City District Government and equipped with latest surveillance technology. It is on Wimax technology with fiber optic backup. It is manned round the clock with 40 surveillance and technical staff monitoring each and every move on the Corridor I & II. It will help in smooth traffic flow and also assist to maintain Law & Order and substantially decline street crimes in the city, the recording facility also help the Law Enforcing Agencies to investigate after crime scene. He has built three bridges and three underpasses as signal free Corridor-I in the record making time of eight months starting from Karsaz and ends at SITE area, and the distance covered in one and half hours reduced to fifteen minutes. Corridor-II is another signal free passageway that is near to its completion, which will cut the distance and congestion of traffic quite dramatically. A remarkable achievement and for the first time in history of Karachi a Master plan- 2020 for the city has been prepared under his aegis. This was a very difficult task as the city was built first and then the master plan was designed. So coming up with all the strategies and planning for the future one had to keep the existence and work around it, yet don’t compromise the essence of what needs to be achieved. This way the city will grow according to a design and not by demand as it use to before without having proper drainage and water system in place. He has provided running water to small islands of Baba and Bhit that had no water for the past 300 years. This was made possible via water supply pipe under the sea by a Dubai Based Firm since no company in Pakistan had expertise to do so.
As such there was no proper system for a common citizen to lodge complaints on civic issues for last six decades, Keeping the frustration of the people, a unique idea was perceived by the Mayor of Karachi, resulting Citizen Complaint Information System (CCIS) came into being, to cater the need of the citizens on one window interface between the citizen and the devolved departments of the City District Government, facilitate the common citizen to lodge their complaints on 1339 on 24/7 basis and get their complaints resolved. Under the auspices of Mayor Karachi, the CCIS acquired higher service standard, satisfaction of long neglected citizens and ensure credibility and continuity of the current systems and processes, the International certification Agency (Lloyds. UK) has awarded ISO-9001 Certification. In order to meet disaster or emergency, he established City Ambulance & Rescue Emergency Services (CARES) with emergency call 1122 comprising on 20 ambulances at the first phase, fitted and equipped with latest technology. With all these accomplishments he kept a good balance of promoting his city.
- Syed Mustafa Kamal Biography
- City district govt official website
- CityMayors profile
- Syed Mustafa Kamal Profile - Member Sindh Assembly 2002-07
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