â€œAn award winning American magazine Foreign Policy, has chosen Nazim Karachi, Syed Mustafa Kamal as second among the three best mayors in the world for the year 2008. The magazine has included the names of Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit and Wang Hongju, Mayor of Chongqing as the other mayors of the moment, said a CDGK statement issued on Sunday.
The magazine said no city globalises on its own, but with shrewd investments and smart urban planning, a mayor can help turn a regional player into a global powerhouse. About Mustafa Kamal the magazine wrote that the mayor of Karachi is an unlikely poster child for innovative urban planning”
Personally ever since Mustufa has taken over as city mayor, we have seen developments in the length and breadth of this city. From bridges to cleanup drives to traffic police tickets he has done it all. The Mayor who stood in the pouring rain last monsoon season overseeing drainage made sure that this years rains did not bring this city to a standstill. He has in his tenure saved many parks from encroachment, created opportunities for the people of this city and has been extremely proactive in ensuring that the citizens have someone they can trust to do their job thoroughly!!
We might have our problems and heaps of difficulties but he is living proof that if the administration is given in the hands of locals we can work to make our enviornment a much better place to live in.
EDIT :Â Turns out the entire story was blown out of context by our local media. the superb institutions of journalism they are. Mr Kamal has been mentioned in the said article in FP but not awarded with any position
Karachi still owes you a debt though Mr Kamal, keep it up!!!