List of Mayors of Karachi

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List of DCOs and Mayors (Nazims)

Karachi City Municipal Act was promulgated in 1933. Initially the Municipal Corporation was administrated by Mayor, included 57 councilors. In 1976, Karachi Municipal Corporation was upgraded to Metropolitan Corporation. Later, in January 2000, it was given the status of City District Government, headed by City Nazim and DCO.
Following is the list of city DCOs and Nazims of Karachi.
Karachi is the largest city of Pakistan and among the most populous megacities in the world. Mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater") is a modern title used in many countries for the highest-ranking officer in a municipal government.
List of Mayors in Karachi
No.Name of NazimOffice Duration
1Mr. Jamshed Nusserwanji MehtaNovember 1933 to August 1934
2Mr. Teakum Dass VadhumullAugust 30, 1934 to May 3, 1935
3Mr. Qazi Khuda BukshMay 3, 1935 to May 9, 1936
4Khan Bahadur Ardeshir H. MamaMay 9, 1936 to May 4, 1937
5Mr. Durgha Das B. AdwaniMay 4, 1937 to May 6, 1938
6Mr. Hatim A. AlviMay 6, 1938 to May 5, 1939
7Mr. R.K. SidhwaMay 5, 1939 to May 7, 1940
8Mr. Lalji MalhootraMay 7, 1940 to May 6, 1941
9Mr. Muhammad Hashim GazdarMay 6, 1941 to May 8, 1942
10Mr. Soharab K.H. KatrakMay 8, 1942 to May 11, 1943
11Mr. Shambo Nath MolraajMay 11, 1943 to May 10, 1944
12Mr. Yousaf Abdullah HaroonMay 10, 1944 to May 8, 1945
13Mr. Manuel MisquitaMay 8, 1945 to May 1, 1946
14Mr. Wishram Das Dewan DasMay 9, 1946 to May 9, 1947
15Mr. Hakeem Muhammad AhsanMay 9, 1947 to May 25, 1948
16Mr. Allah Bakhsh GabolApr 1951 to January 10, 1953 [1]
17Mr. H.M. Habibullah Paracha1953
18Mr. Mahmood A. HaroonJanuary 19, 1954 to May 26, 1955
19Mr. Al-Haj Malik Bagh AliMay 26, 1955 to May 29, 1956
20Mr. Siddique WahabMay 30, 1956 to December 14, 1956
21Mr. S.M.Taufiq1958
22Mr. Allah Bakhsh GabolMay 1961 to October 1962 [2]
23Mr. Abdul Sattar AfghaniNovember 9, 1979 to February 12, 1987
24Dr. Farooq Sattar [1]January 9, 1988 to July 27, 1992
List of Nazims in Karachi
No.Name of Mayor/NazimOffice Duration
1Mr. Naimatullah KhanAugust 14, 2001 to May 2005
2Mr. Syed Mustafa KamalOctober 17, 2005 to February 2010
List of DCOs/Administrators in Karachi
No.Name of DCO
1Mr. Shafiq-Ur-Rehman Paracha
2Mr. Lala Fazal-ur-Rehman
3Mr. Jawed Hanif
4Mr. Syed Hussein
5Mr. Roshan Shaikh
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