Mustafa Kamal refuses to be crowned

In a crowning ceremony organized by the All Pakistan Memon Federation, Mustafa Kamal refused to be adorned with the gold crown saying there was still a lot to be done to solve Karachi’s problems.

At the occasion, he also announced a number of new development projects:

He told the gathering that work on Rs 8 billion Greater Karachi Sewerage Plan is to start during the next 2 months for which all arrangements have been finalised where after city’s industries will be supplied 600mgd of treated water which will also be utilised for plantation.Kamal said SITE Ltd would start receiving 500mgd clean water within one year while Clifton is going to receive 6mgd water within 10 days. He stated that for the first time 300-year old seven islands of Karachi are being supplied tap water and work on this project has completed by 90 percent.

On December 31, he declared, a new gift of five flyovers would be given to Karachiites. The nazim pointed out that land has been acquired on Northern-bypass to shift showrooms outside Karachi while Memon Community would be given 100 acres of land for University.

Source: National News

38 Comments so far

  1. Farh (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 7:19 pm

    Thats the benefit of having a city-boy , a Karachiatte …..

    Thats all the more reason we should shun all samejos,soomros,palijos,shahs, talpurs,magsis and jonejos who have no sympathy with this city—for them Karachi is literally a bilking/milking cow and they come here to loot and plunder.

    As much as you would think, its not about ethnicity—its pragmatism and sheer commonsese…a person with rural background and vested interests in benefitting the feudal classes will never ever work for improving the urban infratsructure.

  2. Immad (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 7:39 pm

    I am not a fan of M.Kamal nor am I against him.But I’ve heard through many people stories of him taking measures on a personal basis If a problem was reported at CDGK complaint centre. It definitely is a change from all of the people we’ve had handling this city, but there is still alot to be acheived, not a gold crown just as yet.

  3. Faisal (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 8:33 pm

    I have a lot of respect for this person…
    despite my feelings against his party, i feel mustafa kamal wants to genuinely works towards a better karachi… hats off to him.

  4. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 8:35 pm

    A local can be held accountable for he has to stay in the same place. – am for the system of nazim and district Govt, that ensures the public representation from locality and thats where the grass root DEMOCRACY starts.

    Be it anyone, work for the area but must be from the area and from neighborhood which recognises as permenant rooted resident, so he knows if he want something at the end of term he can prove his worth, and BONE to ASK

    Salutes to the KARACHI CITY NAZIM.

  5. FAS (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 8:52 pm

    Commandable work is done by Mustafa Kamal for this city. I realy appreciate his efforts. keep up the good work.

  6. Kashif (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 8:56 pm

    He refused to be crowned cause he was afraid bhai naraz ho jain gay.

  7. ALIVEPAKISTAN.COM (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 9:07 pm

    Yes, There is alot to be done.

  8. NEWB3E (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 10:07 pm

    bara drama hai yeh admi
    btw karachi is nothing withut memmon community
    or pakistan is nothing without memons

  9. Zee (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 10:44 pm

    FARH: Totall agree with you!

  10. Reality_check (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 10:57 pm

    The moral of the story is, “Fuzool politics choroo, mian kaam karo kaam.” Give education and employment to the youth, give them a sense of purpose and something to build, lead by example, earn an honest living and take this country forward.

    When the youth are fully engaged in attaining positive goals then the future is bright.

  11. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 11:22 pm

    reality_ :) you touched the curx

  12. d0ct0r (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 11:52 pm

    Mustafa *Kalam* Kamal

  13. d0ct0r (unregistered) on November 27th, 2007 @ 11:55 pm

    he refused coz the crown was made up of golden plastic rather then real gold..

    Memons are smart businessman , they’ve no choice but to give “protection money” to these terrorists..

  14. Hassan Abbas (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 1:42 am

    Hats off to Mustafa Kamal.

  15. Cheeta (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 2:14 am

    Kudos to Musharraf and Mustafa Kamal for the excellent development work done in Karachi.

  16. ALi (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 2:48 am

    I never knew he was a memon !!!!

  17. ALAM (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 4:20 am

    Mustafa Kamal is my daug. Long live Altaf Bhai. If he were a democrat and anti-Musharraf, I would have “bait-ed” on his blessed hands

  18. Mohd (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 5:43 am

    Mustafa Kamal for President

  19. Naveed (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 10:15 am

    PLease correct the spelling at the top. It is kamal not kalam…….


  20. Zainub (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 10:54 am

    “Clifton is going to receive 6mgd water within 10 days”
    …I’ll report back on this in 10 days, and reserve judgment until then.

  21. Kalay-azaar (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 10:57 am

    Kooool 8 billion Sewage plan. Hopefully the money will not go down the drain (no pun intended)

    The Nazim-e-Nala Mr. Mustafa “Kudaal” will live up to his nick once the project is done.

  22. IUnknown (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 11:23 am

    i dont understand why ppl are doing hats off to him?

    Wat has he done? digging whole karachi at once?
    building weeker roads which have bent down just in weeks after traffic ran on them?

    No anti-mosquito spray (only after once city. govt did that) despite of various dengue deaths?

    Yeah , offcourse, a typist at 90 shud have habit of working rather than resting, more than any politician

  23. TURAB (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 11:32 am

    Jeay Mustafa
    Jeay Musharraf
    Jeay Mutahida

  24. zakir (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 11:47 am

    Mustafa Kamal or any one will not make a difference, its about taking individual responsibility, and than working collectively.If i want my mohalla to be clean i have to do it my self not wait for Mustafa Kamal to come for my rescue.Yes it goes for everything!!!!! do not get paralyzed.There are two ways of looking at things either u expect the govt to clean the roads everyday or u can chose not to throw rubbish in the first place. ITS THAT SIMPLE !!!!!

  25. MB (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 12:45 pm

    Thats more like a real leader, well done KAMAL

    And who is the idiot who said long live ALTAF.
    We are better away from him.

  26. Zag (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 12:48 pm

    Zakir: Well said….

  27. IUnknown (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 1:47 pm

    yeah zakir. u r rite but if some one start some good work here, he is either killled or made to run away from that
    we have numerous examples of this

  28. KHAN (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 8:04 pm

    Please can someone ask this kamla guy to specify all the projects under him.
    cuz when ever anything goes wrong like hub river flyover collapse, bharia complex fire twice etc his excuse is that its not under him.

    According to him everything good in karachi is cuz of him and everything bad establishments fault lol!


    all the new flyover in karachi were mostly made by the same contractors and i don’t feel comfortable traveling on them anymore, especially with my kids.

  29. SELF (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 8:27 pm

    “If i want my mohalla to be clean i have to do it my self not wait for Mustafa Kamal to come for my rescue”

    Not really. You live in a city not village. City council is responsible for any outside work. People pay taxes don’t they?

  30. Balma (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 8:41 pm

    *People pay taxes don’t they?

    Self, is this question specific to Pakistan?

  31. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 2:08 am

    Some things never change. Any other topic and we would have balma screaming that ‘only’ Karchi’ites pay taxes!.

    A lot of ppl make a lot of valid points.

    Personally im no fan of the current party in power, but i’ve always liked Mustafa “bhai”. If for nothing else, the sheer comic value he brings to the conversation.

    Having said that, as a resident of the city it does not matter to me who the person incharge is as long as he or she get the job “done”. Im sure its the same for most sane ppl around.

    Ive been hearing all my life that when out of power, the current establishment does not let any progress happen. I’ve heard it even from party workers (They call the current process ‘streamlined’ – in other words, pay us the money and u can do w/e u want, for we have all the power).

    We can also be cynical and say that its all talk and that w/e little work gets done is half assed and ends up costing envoirmentally, financially and most importantly with human life. (the caving/over-flowing underpasses, the collapsing bridges and whoever the idiot was that installed that fountain in the middle of one of the most polluted sea!). But the fact remains that visible changes have occured over the past 3/4 years.

    For a city of Karachi’s size and importance they might not be enough but we have to put things into prespective. Its a city that has been neglected for most part of 60 years. Even today the traffic situation is so bad as growth has continued at rapid rates but the infrastructure in place is still that built for horse-carts!.

    It will take decades for things to get ‘better’ and if Mustafa “bhai” is able to take us there – hell! put some diamonds on that crown!.

    Too bad he’ll never be able to convince us about his intentions:
    a) because of his party
    b) because the majority of his actions are fundementally wrong. They might sound good on a youtube video with a spin-doctor doing a voice over, but once you think about it it wont make sense. (eg the sale of the coastal areas, the ‘speedway’ project. Flaws in bridges and other projects that had been pointed out even when they were being planned etc etc).

  32. sheen mirza (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 3:49 am

    Now this is what i call a servant of public and this man mustafa kamal sahab is not even ashamed of calling himself one hats off to him and a full round of applause n y not a standing ovation for him because he desreves it. I never even in my wildest of imagination thought that a nazim can do all this, and why , because history tells us that, to b more precise i as a karachite was a bit hopeless by seeing my city’s poor state but not anymore and thanks to kamal sahab.i was watching this doccumentry about khi n kamal sahab was discussing the help line for civic problems n in the same days v were having this serage problem in our area my brother went to complain about this but as usual no response but whn i told him about the help line he wasnt also beleiving i told him to lets try that out n v did, the very next say concerned ppl were here n v were so happy n thanked allah the all mighty that its working .As a citizen of this country it felt so good that atleast this man realises his duties n before all this i was not concerned with any nazim n naib nazim and all but now im sure more ppl like him in the business v can really mean kamal sahab im sure v will inshallah c more of ur KAMALS in near future.May allah guide us all to b better human being inshallah.

  33. shah (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 1:29 pm

    Build up of Karachi is the greatest challange and contribution of MQM Guy, Mustafa Kamal.

    May be becuase he lived in US during his exile period and watched the developed world closely.

    Again he avoided litracy in Karachities by not spending for Science and Research Institutions, PHD projects funding, Permanent Development Board of CDGK (Comprising Rtd. Engineers/Doctors/Noteable Civilians)

    I’m strong critic of MQM as they exploit and brought forward those youth who abondaned education, moral,ethical values and respect for opposition ppl and avoided Literate PPL to represent MQM in NA/PA.

  34. Sam (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 2:19 pm

    Definitely a Man on a Mission. Hats off to this guy and am sure that if he continues to proceed and excel in a way like he presently is. He should take karachi to new heights.


    I confess that I used to see karachi in a negative way quite sometime back, and hesitated when coming here. I currently am in karachi and I am extremely happy to see development going to a zenith and there sure is a long way to go.

  35. Ali (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 5:30 pm

    For anyone coming to KArachi after a break of 2 -3 moths ……he can definitley feel the diff for the better in the city!

    A job well done so far..pls continue the good work..Mr.Kamal! It really feels good for the city!

  36. Concerned (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 6:42 pm

    this guy is good no doubt about that and its good to see there arent any real negative comments.

    Looks like we are starting to appreciate ppl and their hard work.

  37. Ali (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 11:09 pm

    Good work Mustafa Kamal
    and Congrats Altaf Hussain on your great choice

    GA Altaf Hussain

  38. Atif (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 6:50 pm

    Although i am not living in karachi now, but every day i read online news about karachi development and progress, and this guy really turn things on for us, i like to see him and his party in power for atleast next 4 years so that they can complete development projects, no excuse this time !!

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