Early Life Education
FamilyFamily 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.
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 Committeeone 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 2008On 16 March 2008 he was nominated as Prime Minister of Pakistan candidate by the opposition parties in Pakistan.
Become Member of National Assembly
Sattar Begun his Political CareerSattar 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 PakistanSattar 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 PakistanSattar 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
Re-Elected as the Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the Third TimeSattar 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.
ArrestedIn 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 2002Sattar 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
Re-Elected as the Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan for the Fifth Time in Pakistani General Election 2013Sattar 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 MQMSattar 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 RangersIn 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 AssemblyFollowing 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.
MQM-P to join hands with PSP
In 1993 2002
Sattar Announces to Quit MQM-P Politics
DecisionThe decision also came a day after MQM-Pakistan and Pak Sarzameen Party had announced to join hands.
Dr. Farooq Sattar Took Back his ResignationLater 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.
No Longer MQM Pakistan ConvenerThe 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.
Resign from MQM-PFarooq 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-PMQM-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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