Syed Mustafa Kamal
|Syed Mustafa Kamal|
|25th Mayor of Karachi|
October 17, 2005 – February 19, 2010
|Preceded by||Naimatullah Khan|
|Succeeded by||Post abolished 2010|
|Pakistani Senator from Sindh|
March 12, 2013 – April 21, 2014
27 December 1971 |
|Political party||Pak Sarzameen Party|
|Parents||Anis Ahmed and Jamila Khatoon|
|Residence||Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan|
|Alma mater||MBA, University of Wales|
Syed Mustafa Kamal (Urdu: سید مصطفىٰ کمال) is a Pakistani politician who is founder and current leader of Pak Sarzameen Party. He was the Senator in the Senate of Pakistan and served as the Mayor (Nazim) of the Pakistan's largest city of Karachi, Pakistan. from 2005 to 2010. Kamal had affiliations with the Pakistani liberalist party Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Both of his parents Anis Ahmed and his mother Jamila Khatoon belonged to the Urdu-speaking Muhajir Bihari family and settled in Karachi. He was chosen for Mayor Karachi by MQM leader and he worked hard under lines of Party policy and became very successful. He was shortlisted for the World Mayor Prize in 2010. Kamal awarded the award to MQM and leader as all directions to work at its best was from him. He has also served as the IT Minister for the Sindh province from 2003 to 2005.In 2013, he was elected to the Pakistani Senate from Sindh.
According to source Syed Mustafa Kamal has left Pakistan after developing differences with Altaf Hussain. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement announced that Syed Mustafa Kamal submitted his resignation from Senate seat and left Pakistan due to personal and family reasons. Later in Dubai Mustafa Kamal join Malik Riaz's Behria Town and started managing Behria Town's construction business from Dubai.
On August 5, 2015, it was reported in many media outlets that ex Mayor and former member MQM traveled to Islamabad to attend important meetings. This was reportedly his first come back visit. Mustafa Kamal after leaving the political party, joined Malik Riaz’s company Bahria Town.
Foreign Policy magazine
In 2008, some Pakistani newspapers published articles claiming that foreignpolicy.com had named Karachi’s mayor, Mustafa Kamal, "the second best mayor in the world." Foreign Policy editor Joshua Keating confirmed that reports were not true.
Return to Pakistan
After leaving Pakistan in August 2013, he returned from Dubai to Karachi, Pakistan on March 3, 2016, accompanying Anees Kaimkhani and holding a press conference in a rented house in Karachi's posh area at Khayabane Sahar in Defence phase 6 Karachi on the same day at 3:00 PM.
In his famous press conference, Mustafa Kamal opened up about his lifelong personal experiences as a prominent member of Muttahida Qaumi Movement and what made him leave the country even when he was serving as a senator at the time. He discussed several controversies surrounding MQM, the leader Altaf Hussain and his behavior towards the party members.
In the conference, Mustafa Kamal also disclosed the vision of a new party he is laying foundations of, the name of which is not decided yet. According to him, "Today we are laying the foundation of an organisation, you may call it a party. We are just two individuals, myself and Anees Kaimkhani." He also revealed the flag of his party which turned out to be the Flag of Pakistan. In his support several individual have contacted and showed support and also few more members from MQM joined Mustafa Kamal's team. According to Anees Qaimkhani they will continue to welcome people. In regards to future plans Mustafa Kamal disclosed that they will organize a public speech at Bagh-e-Jinnah near Mazar-e-Qaid Karachi.
- "Mr Syed Mustafa Kamal’s Biography". The "I Own Karachi" Campaign website.
- "Syed Mustafa Kamal - Former Mayor of Karachi". City Mayors website. External link in
- http://www.senate.gov.pk/en/profile.php?uid=790. Missing or empty
- Syed Kamal left due to personal and domestic reasons: MQM Rabita Committee
- Mustafa Kamal ready to reveal important things in Islamabad
- What FP didn’t say about the mayor of Karachi
- 1JTT6SiRas4 on YouTube
- Dawn.com (2016-03-03). "Mustafa Kamal decimates MQM chief Altaf, announces new political party". www.dawn.com. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
- "Mustafa Kamal launches no-holds-barred tirade against MQM chief - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
- "Mustafa Kamal lashes out at Altaf, announces new party". www.geo.tv. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
- "Kamal & Co announce ‘Pak Sarzameen Party’". Retrieved 2016-04-04.
- "Mustafa Kamal names new political movement 'Pak Sarzameen Party' - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
- Syed Mustafa Kamal Biography
- City district govt official website
- CityMayors profile
- Syed Mustafa Kamal Profile - Member Sindh Assembly 2002-07
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- Mustafa Kamal Return
- Facts Behind Mustafa Kamal's Party
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