Syed Mustafa Kamal

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Syed Mustafa Kamal
Syed Mustafa Kamal at the tomb of Quaid-e-Azam.jpg
25th Mayor of Karachi
In office
October 17, 2005 – February 19, 2010
Preceded by Naimatullah Khan
Succeeded by Post abolished
Personal details
Born (1971-12-27) 27 December 1971 (age 43)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Parents Anis Ahmed
Residence Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Alma mater MBA University of Wales (UK)
Occupation Politician, Mayor
Religion Islam

Syed Mustafa Kamal (Urdu: سید مصطفى کمال ‎) was a Senator in the Senate of Pakistan and served as the nazim (mayor) of the city of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan[1] from 2005 to 2010. Kamal has 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 community (Muhajir)and settled in Karachi. He was shortlisted for the World Mayor Prize in 2010.[2] 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.

According to New York Times,[3] 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.[4]

In 2008 many 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.

ForeignPolicy Editor Joshua Keating published an article What FP didn’t say about the mayor of Karachi.[5] He wrote Yesterday, we started receiving e-mails from readers and journalists in Pakistan asking for comment on reports that we had named Karachi’s mayor, Mustafa Kamal, "the second best mayor in the world." This would be an understandable query if we had actually said anything of the sort.

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Preceded by
Naimatullah Khan
Mayors of Karachi Succeeded by
Post abolished;