KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) Mustafa Kamal, who is credited for changing the face of Karachi during his time as mayor of the megalopolis from 2005-9, and a sitting Senator, has resigned from his seat, Express News reported on Saturday. Though MQM has denied this.
Kamal cited 'personal obligations' behind his resignation.
However, an MQM spokesperson said that any reports relating to Kamal's resignation are baseless and that he is still associated with the party and will continue his duties as a Senator.
The dynamic ex-mayor, who is much loved and admired by many Karachiites for his many developmental initiatives in the metropolis, was shortlisted for the World Mayor Prize in 2010.
Besides the numerous roads and bridges he helped construct, he is also credited with establishing the first of its kind Command and Control Center in Pakistan, a video surveillance facility for Karachi of international standard. It is situated in the main building of City District Government and equipped with the latest surveillance technology.
Before his election as mayor, he served as the IT Minister for the Sindh province from 2003 to 2005.
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