How Thug Became No. 2 Mayor of World ?By Fatima Tassaduq • Nov 14th, 2008 • Category: Politics • 24 Comments
Mustafa Kamal, Altaf Hussain and other MQM leaders never told us a lie. They, from the onset, told us that Mustafa Kamal was a “number 2″ mayor, and that was also vetted by a world body, though now the world body is stunned at the whole episode.
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- Cliché sound bites masquerading as reportage
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- Polite essays that fail to challenge your assumptions, excite your passions, or raise your ire
All hell broke loose some days ago, when Karachiite woke up to find their city littered with banners congratulating the city Nazim of his receiving the title of No. 2 Mayor in the world by the Foreign Policy. Mayor not only received the facilitations, but also thanked his Quaid Altaf Hussain and the whole MQM machine started parading the mayor in the load-shedding.
Then Joshua Keating of FP publishes this:
At issue is a sidebar from FP’s recent Global Cities Index that names Kamal, Berlin’s Klaus Wowereit, and Chongqing’s Wang Hongju as “mayors of the moment” who have found innovative ways to globalize their cities. The mayors are not ranked, nor are we implying that they are objectively “better” than any other mayors, but that didn’t stop the Karachi city government from issuing a press release on its Web site (they’ve changed the text since being contacted by FP) congratulating Kamal for being the No. 2 mayor in the world. For the record, the three names are not listed in any particular order.