Farooq Sattar (Politician)

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Dr. Muhammad Farooq Sattar Peerwani is a politician from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. He is Deputy Convener and Parliamentary leader of the political party 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. Dr Farooq Sattar was also heading 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.[1] Dr Farooq Sattar was also - heading Foreign
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Muhammad Farooq Sattar Pirwani

  • Local Language Name:

    محمد فاروق ستار پیروانی

  • Famous As:

    Politician

  • Nationality:

    Pakistan

  • Residence:

    Karachi, Pakistan

  • Education:

    Jinnah Sindh Medical University

  • Religion:

    Islam

  • Profession:

    Politician

  • Born
  • Date:

    9 April 1959

  • Place:

    Karachi, Pakistan

  • Family
  • Spouse:

    Shahida Kausar Farooq

  • Career
  • Political Party:

    Muttahida Qaumi Movement

  • Serve As:

    Chairman Muttahida Quami Movement Pakistan

  • Assumed office:

    22 August 2016

  • Career Starts:

    In 1979

  • Proceeded by:

    Altaf Hussain

  • Old Political Affiliations:

    MQM

  • In Office
  • Role:

    Mayor of Karachi

  • Dates:

    9 January 1988 – 27 July 1992

  • Preceded By:

    Abdul Sattar Afghani

  • Succeeded By:

    Naimatullah Khan

  • Political Party:

    Muttahida Qaumi Movement

  • Constituency :

    NA-249 (Karachi-XI)

  • Local Address :

    J-201, Parliament Lodges, Ibd

  • Permanent Address :

    H. # 268, P.I.B., Colony, Gulshan Town, Karachi, 74800

Farooq Sattar

Farooq Sattar speech on Jalsa
Farooq Sattar speech on Jalsa

Early Life Education

Farooq Sattar Chairman of MQM P
Farooq Sattar Chairman of MQM P
Dr. Farooq Sattar (Pirwani) Born in Karachi, on April 09, 1959,he is a politian from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Political Party Farooq Sattar is the Deputy Convener and Parliamentary leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Profession A medical doctor by profession, he received his M.B.B.S degree from Sindh Medical College in 1986. 

Family

Family He belongs to Memon, family and lives in Pir Ilahi Buksh Colony in Gulshan Town of Karachi, a modest and lower-middle income class area. Married, he is the father of two daughters. His interests include reading books and public welfare. Youngest mayor He was the youngest mayor in its history when he was elected at age 28. [2] he is a politian from Karachi - Sindh, Pakistan

Youngest Mayor

Farooq Sattar MQM Member
Farooq Sattar MQM Member
He was the youngest mayor in its history when he was elected at age 28. (1987 – 1992).He was previously elected as MNA for the terms of 1988-1990 and 1990-1992; and as MPA Sindh assembly for 1993-1996, and 1997-1998. [3]  Youngest Mayor 

Also Served as

  1. MNA 1988-1990
  2. MNA 1990-1992
  3. MPA Sindh assembly 1993-1996
  4. MPA Sindh assembly 1997-1998.
  5. Provincial Minister in the Sindh Cabinet for Local Bodies

Senior Member of MQM Co-Ordination Committee

one of the senior Members of the MQM Co-Ordination Committee. Dr Farooq Sattar is also heading Foreign Relations Committee in the Senate.He is a doctor and wanted to become a plastic surgeon but due to some problems he decided to come in politics. He is from a middle class family.His Party’s aim is to take middle class and poors on the political structure of Pakistan.[4] Senior Member of MQM Co-Ordination Committee 

Candidate for Prime Minister of Pakistan 2008

On 16 March 2008 he was nominated as Prime Minister of Pakistan candidate by the opposition parties in Pakistan.[5] Prime Minister of Pakistan 2008 

Become Member of National Assembly

Farooq Sattar MQM Leader
Farooq Sattar MQM Leader
In the elections held in February 2008, he defeated Abdul Habib Memon of PPP by a margin of thirty thousand votes to become member of National Assembly.[6]  Member of National Assembly 

Political Career

Farooq Sattar
Farooq Sattar
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 Senior member of MQM Co-Ordination Committee one of the senior Members of the MQM Co-Ordination Committee. Dr Farooq Sattar is also heading Foreign Relations Committee in the Senate. He is a doctor and wanted to become a plastic surgeon but due to some problems he decided to come in politics. He is from a middle class family. His Party's aim is to take middle class and poors on the political structure of Pakistan. Candidate for Prime Minister of Pakistan 2008 On 16 March 2008 he was nominated as Prime Minister of Pakistan candidate by the opposition parties in Pakistan. Current Status The federal minister for overseas Pakistanis.[7] Senior member ----- Co-Ordination Committee

Sattar Begun his Political Career

Sattar begun his political career in 1979 after joining then newly formed student body All Pakistan Muttahidda Students Organization Sattar remained one of its active members until 1986. APMSO later a precursor to Muttahida Qaumi Movement.In 1987, Sattar was made the Mayor of Karachi by the MQM at the age of 28, reportedly, making him the youngest mayor in the world at that time. He served there until 1992.

National Assembly of Pakistan

Sattar was elected as the member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the first time in Pakistani general election, 1988 on the ticket on MQM from Karachi's south constituency.

Re-Elected as the Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan

Sattar was re-elected as the member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the second time in Pakistani general election, 1990 on the ticket on MQM from Karachi's south constituency.

Member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh

FArooq Sattar With Altaf Hussain Old Image
FArooq Sattar With Altaf Hussain Old Image
Sattar was elected as the member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh for the first time in Pakistani general election, 1993 on the ticket on MQM from Karachi's south constituency. In 1993, he didn't run for National Assembly seat because MQM boycotted the National Assembly elections. Sattar was appointed by MQM as the Leader of the Opposition in the Provincial Assembly of Sindh.

Re-Elected as the Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the Third Time

Sattar was re-elected as the member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the third time in Pakistani general election, 1997 on the ticket on MQM from Karachi's south constituency. He was also re-elected as the member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh for the second time in Pakistani general election, 1997 on the ticket on MQM from Karachi's south constituency. He vacated his National Assembly seat to retain his winning provincial seat. Sattar was inducted into provincial cabinet and was appointed as the provincial minister.

Arrested

In 1999, Sattar was arrested over corruption charges soon after the 1999 Pakistani coup d'état in which then Chief of Army Staff, Pervez Musharraf, overthrew elected government of Pakistan. He was released in 2001 after two years in jail. Sattar was facing trial several cases in different session courts in Karachi.

Pakistani General Election 2002

Sattar didn't ran for National Assembly seat in Pakistani general election, 2002 for unknown reasons, however he was nominated by MQM to ran in 2002 Pakistan by-elections which were held in 2003 and he was re-elected as the member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the third time from Karachi's south constituency. The seat was become vacant after the death of MNA Mehmood Qureshi.

National Assembly of Pakistan for the Fourth time in Pakistani General Election 2008

Farooq Sattar Pakistan MQM
Farooq Sattar Pakistan MQM
Sattar was re-elected as the member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the fourth time in Pakistani general election, 2008 on the ticket on MQM from Karachi's south constituency. Pakistan Peoples Party however alleged that there was rigging in the constituency and accused MQM and Sattar for manipulating the final results. Sattar was inducted into federal cabinbet and was appointed as the Federal Minister for overseas Pakistanis from 2008 to 2013.

Re-Elected as the Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the Fifth Time in Pakistani General Election 2013

Sattar was re-elected as the member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the fifth time in Pakistani general election, 2013 on the ticket on MQM from Karachi's south constituency.

Senior Deputy Convener of the MQM

Sattar has been the senior deputy convener of the MQM and its parliamentary leader in the National Assembly. In 2008, He was a candidate for Prime Minister of Pakistan. He also served as chairman of the foreign affairs committee in the National Assembly during Pervez Musharrafs rule.

Sattar was Taken into Custody by Sindh Rangers

In August, 2016, Sattar was taken into custody by Sindh Rangers after the MQM workers attacked on ARY office and for inciting violence. Later, Sattar disassociated with London-based leader of MQM Altaf Hussain saying that MQM will only operate from within Pakistan. He changed the constitution of MQM to incorporate himself as the new chief saying that "MQM is Pakistan. The MQM is registered in Pakistan and recognises the laws and Constitution of Pakistan. The party should operate from Pakistan alone." Dawn reported that MQM was registered with the Election Commission of Pakistan in the name of Sattar. Sattar appointed himself as the convener of the coordination committee of MQM.

Resigned from National Assembly

Following which MQM’s London-based leadership expelled Sattar from the party for betraying and asked him to resigned from National Assembly which he won on MQM ticket and re-contest the elections afresh. However, Sattar and parliamentarians part of his faction didn't resigned from their respective parliaments.[8]  National Assembly 

MQM-P to join hands with PSP

Farooq Sattar At press Conference
Farooq Sattar At press Conference
Farooq Sattar and the whole leadership of the MQM-P to join hands with us so we can serve the public together,” he told reporters at a press at the PSP headquarters, Pakistan House. “The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is benefiting from the current political situation of the city despite the stories of its corruption and incompetence,” he added.[9] Farooq Sattar and the ----   whole leadership

In 1993 2002

Farooq Sattar personal image
Farooq Sattar personal image
In 1993, MQM boycotted the National Assembly polls with Sattar returning from a provincial assembly seat instead. After securing the seat, he was appointed leader of the opposition in the Sindh Assembly. In 1997, Sattar gave up his National Assembly for a provincial seat — he was then appointed minister for local government.In 2002, Sattar won a by-election on the NA-255 seat, which had been previously won by a candidate of Muttahida’s arch-nemesis Mohajir Qaumi Movement (MQM-Haqiqi). And while Sattar won the 2008 election from NA-249, allegations of foul play were made by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).[10] Sattar gave up his  -----   National Assembly

Sattar Announces to Quit MQM-P Politics

Farooq Sattar Took Back His Resignation After His Mother Urged Him
Farooq Sattar Took Back His Resignation After His Mother Urged Him
Thursday 9 Nov. 2017 , Sattar had announced to quit the party and politics hours after Rabita Committee had expressed their confidence in his leadership. 

Decision

The decision also came a day after MQM-Pakistan and Pak Sarzameen Party had announced to join hands.

Dr. Farooq Sattar Took Back his Resignation

Later MQM-P chief Dr. Farooq Sattar took back his resignation after his mother urged him to not quit politics and forge unity within the ranks of the party. "People on social media may call it a drama, but let me assure that I won't take back my decision." MQM leaders and workers surrounded Dr Farooq Sattar and pleaded with him to reconsider his decision to quit the party and politics.[11] Sattar Announces to Quit MQM-P Politics  

No Longer MQM Pakistan Convener

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ruled on Monday 26th March 2018 that Farooq Sattar will no longer serve as the convener of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P). A five-member bench of the ECP, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan, announced the brief verdict in the case pertaining to the intra-party dispute on the position of the party convener. The bench also dismissed Sattar's petition challenging the jurisdiction of ECP in the case and nullified the intra-party elections of MQM, in which Farooq Sattar was elected as the party chief. The dispute between party members over nominations for the upcoming Senate elections had earlier resulted in the emergence of splinter groups - Dr Farooq Sattar led PIB Colony faction and the Bahadurabad group consisting of Amir Khan, Nasreen Jalil, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui among others. [12] No longer MQM convenor

Resign from MQM-P

Farooq Sattar, the leader of MQM-P Rabitta Committee has given his resignation on 13th September 2018 by saying that he could no longer perform his duties in the capacity any longer. The spokesperson of Sattar has confirmed about his resignation.

Expelled from MQM-P

MQM-P leader Dr. Farooq Sattar has been expelled from his party on 9th November 2018 for overstepping the discipline of the party. The decision was taken at the meeting of the MQM-P coordination committee by Dr. Khalid Maqbool Saddique who is the federal Minister. Furthermore, the Committee has directed all the members of the party to abolish any sort of contact with Farooq Sattar. 


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