Syed Mustafa Kamal is serving Senator in Senate of Pakistan and served as the nazim (mayor) of the city of Karachi, Sindh from 2005 to 2010. Mustafa Kamal has affiliations with the Pakistani liberalist party MQM. He was shortlisted for the World Mayor Prize in 2010. He had also served as the IT Minister for the Sindh province from 2003 to 2005.
Syed Mustafa Kamal is an active member of MQM. He also performed the duty as city mayor for five years. He was also nominated for the World Mayor Prize for 2010. He started his political career with MQM and still a memmber of it. He was also elected as chairman for Khidmat Khalq Foundation (2010-2011). As a Mayor for a truly heterogeneous mega-city in a complex country, Mustafa discharged his full tenure in one of the most challenging environment. He led the administration from front, with an urban strategy focused on delivering a safe and reliable front line service, resource provision and allocation, healthcare (primary, secondary & tertiary services), transportation, regeneration, environmental awareness, community policing, e-services, safer neighborhood, water and sanitation management and addressed Labor/ Trade Union issues. Throughout his tenure, he institutionalized transparency, a culture of accountability and scrutiny of all officials that significantly reduced corruption, pilferage and ill practices. By virtue of his position as the Mayor, Mustafa was the chairman of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW&SB), one the largest public sector entities that supplied water to nearly 20 million inhabitants of the city and adjacent areas and in charge of sewerage management and waste disposal. During his penultimate year, Mustafa advocated for the resolution of untreated Solid Waste Management programme and solicited assistance from the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and the Ministry of Ports & Shipping. A feasibility study was prepared to assess the environmental damage to both the marine life for the untreated sewage in the sea and the monetary costs to the infrastructure.