In what could have been a very important victory for Karachi’s ruling party [MQM] when Foreign Policy website mentioned Mustafa Kamal as the Mayor of the Moment. In a comedy of errors Karachi’s Mayor office mis-understood the report and thence forth issued a press release which was followed up with a massive city wide celebration for Mustafa Kamal as the 2nd Best Mayor in the world.
All these celebrations could potential come to a deafening and embarrassing silence as today Joshua Keating, an editor at the Foriegn Policy magazine writes on a blog post We hate to rain on Kamal’s parade, and certainly intend him and his city no disrespect, but we simply never ranked him in any wayg. Mustafa Kamal was simply the Mayor of the Moment. A special shout out to PkPolitics for doing a great job in digging out the facts for this story which also lead to a clarification by Dawn News