Karachi Mayor nominated for World Mayor of the Year

I am still surprised why no one has posted this so far, not really sure how much value this particular site holds. But according to a contest currently taking place here World Mayor , ours cityĆ­s very own mayor has been nominated for World Mayor Award. Not only your votes count but also your supporting statements will make a difference. Do check that out.

9 Comments so far

  1. Saba (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2005 @ 10:45 am

    I wouldn’t vote for that animal killing creep if it was the last thing I had to do on earth. On what basis is he the best Nazim? Who gives a f**k about a flyover [which takes months of hardship for commuters to complete] when there is no electricity at home, the water’s contaminated and there are sewage pipelines dug up in front of your house?

  2. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2005 @ 6:30 pm

    @ Saba – I would really argue your position on what has been achieved by Naimatullah. The previous mayors did absolutely NOTHING except line their own (and their party’s) pockets spreading hatred and creating unrest. I would have to conceed MMA is not all clean but in my opinion a far lesser evil as compared to MQM who has been in the driving seat for 15 years and did nothing except destroy our youth and our peaceful lives.

    Development can’t happen overnight and all projects take time to complete, during that period one does have to bear the hardship.

    You must give credit where it is due and I feel he has done remarkably well during his term, will he be re-elected is for the city to decide but we all know that he has really changed our city’s traffic to a more effcient system.

    Awaiting yout response

  3. Saba (unregistered) on July 24th, 2005 @ 12:36 am

    What ‘development’ is a flyoever, or two? As I said in my previous comment, when you come home and all your problems haven’t gone away, NO ONE gives a shit about an efficient traffic system. Development comes when you improve the education system, or inculcate proper waste disposal schemes, or provide electricity and clean running water. Development comes when you evolve as a human being and learn how to respect animals and not advocate killing them blindly. Development is when you stop a hospital being replaced by a shopping mall. Development is when the Government will introduce laws against eve teasing and discrimination against women, sects, non-Muslims and handicapped people. Why are all these new roads full of ditches? Its because they are built with substandard materials and after proclaiming to the world how a new road is built, no one bothers to see if its actually functioning properly. Development is not shiny new roads – these are things that in the short term may seem like a sign of economic and social progress but in the long term, it means zero.

  4. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on July 24th, 2005 @ 3:52 am

    Saba – I can fully understand your frustrations, as I too reside in this city, have gone through load shedding, lack of drinkable water and tons of other items which comes hand-in-hand with living in Karachi.

    Change does not happen over night and neither have we ever expected miracles. We as Karachi citizens have learnt to take the crumbs as they fall our way. MQM in its time did a few development projects but in my opinion were scarce as compared to the MMA work in its one term of office

    I challenge you for ONLY on one thing and ask you to be an optimist – look at the brighter side of the picture, see the glass as Half full. Give the mayor enough credit for his work even if it means to you ‘a handful of pennies’ but do give him credit and praise him for the work he has done. Blatant criticsm achieves nothing except a disgruntled public servant. I assure you I am not a fan of the MMA to be loudly tooting his horn and am quite neutral as to my support for him. Even then I boldly pat Naimat on the back for doing something positive for the city. He took care of the traffic let someone else come and handle the other problems of our city. They are so complex problems that only one term in office cant cut it, you and I know that very well.

    Be an Optimist

  5. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on July 24th, 2005 @ 12:46 pm

    I fully agree with teeth maestro, development work of any kind does take time to complete. With numerous problems that this city was facing five years back, many of these has been taken care of.

    Saba, please try to keep this in mind that our city is not just a small city, in terms of population and area it comes to number fifth or sixth in the top ten large cities of the world.

    In short Mr. Naimatullah and his team has done more in the last three/four years, then the previous four mayors combined. And I am sincerely hoping that he returns.

  6. Kashif (unregistered) on July 25th, 2005 @ 11:23 am

    It is not in the hand of the mayor/nazim to restore electricity or water. I have reservations about Jammat-e-Islami but I do appreciate what Mr. Khan did for Karachi. His success chart would be more skylined if it was not the fact that all the attempts of goodness were tempered and sabotaged by the provincial government.

    Let’s not be stubborn and give credit where it’s due.

  7. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on July 26th, 2005 @ 12:51 am

    And the good news is that that I just voted for him at the World Mayor Award website.

  8. shujaat (unregistered) on July 28th, 2005 @ 4:52 pm

    Really! He has made karachi one of the most beautiful cities of the world. He has made all the basic infrastructure which will make life easier for the next nazim. We hope that he would win again and come again working continually for the betterment of the city and above all Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

    Thanks Naimat-ullah

  9. Mahmood Khatib (unregistered) on August 30th, 2005 @ 4:13 am

    Islamic Greetings to all: I am from Karachi, but for some time living outside the country. Till now I have mostly heard good things about this man. I am pretty sure he is one the best mayors my city ever got if not the best. I hope he gets re-elected again.

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