List of mayors of Karachi

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Karachi is the largest city of Pakistan and among the most populous megacities in the world. Mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater") is a modern title used in many countries for the highest-ranking officer in a municipal government.

List of DCOs and mayors (nazims)[edit]

Karachi City Municipal Act was promulgated in 1933. Initially the municipal corporation was administrated by a mayor, included 57 councilors. In 1976, Karachi Municipal Corporation was upgraded to Karachi Metropolitan Corporation. Later, in January 2000, it was given the status of City District Government of Karachi, headed by a nazim and district coordination officer (DCO).

Following is the list of city DCOs and nazims of Karachi.[1][2]

List of mayors in Karachi
No. Name of nazim Office duration
1 Jamshed Nusserwanji Mehta November 1933 to August 1934
2 Teakum Dass Vadhumull August 30, 1934, to May 3, 1935
3 Qazi Khuda Buksh May 3, 1935, to May 9, 1936
4 Ardeshir H. Mama May 9, 1936, to May 4, 1937
5 Durgadas Advani May 4, 1937, to May 6, 1938
6 Hatim Ali Alvi May 6, 1938, to May 5, 1939
7 R.K. Sidhwa May 5, 1939, to May 7, 1940
8 Lalji Malhootra May 7, 1940, to May 6, 1941
9 Muhammad Hashim Gazdar May 6, 1941, to May 8, 1942
10 Soharab K.H. Katrak May 8, 1942, to May 11, 1943
11 Shambo Nath Molraaj May 11, 1943, to May 10, 1944
12 Yousaf Abdullah Haroon May 10, 1944, to May 8, 1945
13 Manuel Misquita May 8, 1945, to May 1, 1946
14 Wishram Das Dewan Das May 9, 1946, to May 9, 1947
15 Hakeem Muhammad Ahsan May 9, 1947, to May 25, 1948
16 Allah Bakhsh Gabol Apr 1951 to January 10, 1953
17 H.M. Habibullah Paracha 1953
18 Mahmoud Haroon January 19, 1954, to May 26, 1955
19 Al-Haj Malik Bagh Ali May 26, 1955, to May 29, 1956
20 Siddique Wahab May 30, 1956, to December 14, 1956
21 S.M.Taufiq 1958
22 Allah Bakhsh Gabol May 1961 to October 1962
23 Abdul Sattar Afghani November 9, 1979, to February 12, 1987
24 Farooq Sattar January 9, 1988, to July 27, 1992
25 Fahim Zaman Khan August 10, 1998, to July 29, 2000
List of nazims in Karachi
No. Name of mayor/nazim Office duration
1 Naimatullah Khan August 14, 2001 to May 2005
2 Syed Mustafa Kamal October 17, 2005 to February 2010
List of DCOs/administrators in Karachi
No. Name of DCO
1 Shafiq-Ur-Rehman Paracha
2 Mir Hussain Ali
3 Lala Fazal-ur-Rehman
4 Fahim Zaman Khan
5 Syed Hussein
6 Roshan Shaikh
7 Saqib Soomro

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