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Dr. Farooq Sattar

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Profile
Muhammad Farooq Sattar Peerwani is a Pakistani politician, currently leading Muttahida Qaumi Movement. He was elected a member of National Assembly of Pakistan on a ticket of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) from Constituency NA-257 (Karachi) in the Pakistani general election, 2013.

He is deputy conviener and parliamentary leader of the MQM. He has also served as Provincial Minister in the Sindh Cabinet for Local Bodies and is one of the senior Members of the MQM Co-Ordination Committee. Sattar also headed the Foreign Relations Committee in the Senate. On 16 March 2008, he was nominated as a candidate for the seat of the Prime Minister of Pakistan by the MQM Pakistan.

Education
He received his degree in medicine from Sindh Medical College in 1986.

Personal life
He belongs to a Gujarati Memon tribe. He and his family lives in Pir Ilahi Buksh Colony in Gulshan Town of Karachi, a middle to lower-middle income area. Married, he is the father of two daughters.

Political career

MQM
When the MQM was formed, he joined along with other APMSO leaders, and to date he holds the position of deputy convener in this party. He is also a senior member of the MQM Co-Ordination Committee and the parliamentarian leader of MQM in national assembly.

He was the youngest mayor in its history when he was elected at age 28, and served from 1987 to 1992.

Also served as:
  • MNA 1988-1990.
  • MNA 1990-1992.
  • MPA Sindh assembly 1993-1996.
  • MPA Sindh assembly 1997-1998.
  • Provincial Minister in the Sindh Cabinet for Local Bodies.
He is one of the senior Members of the MQM Co-Ordination Committee. Sattar is heads the Foreign Relations Committee in the Senate.

He is a doctor and wanted to become a plastic surgeon but due decided to enter politics. He is from a middle-class family. His Party's aim is to bring the middle class and the poor into the political structure of Pakistan. He was a candidate for Prime Minister of Pakistan in 2008. On March 16, 2008, he was nominated as Prime Minister of Pakistan by the opposition parties in Pakistan.

Mayorship of Karachi
In 1987, he was elected mayor of Karachi, and held the office until 1992. At the age of 28, he was the youngest person to hold this position.

National Politics
In 1988, while still the mayor of Karachi, he was elected as a member of National Assembly until its dissolution in 1990. He was re-elected in 1990.

Controversy
On August 22, 2016, Farooq Sattar and Khuwaja Izhar ul Hasan were taken into custody by Sindh Rangers after the attack on media houses by MQM workers.

 
 
 
 
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