Abdul Kadir got his earlier education from Sindh Madrasatul Islam. He was the son of famous religious scholar Moulana Mufti Sahibdad Khan. Two of his brothers also played first class cricket Abdul Aziz (cricketer) and Abdul Rasheed. Later, Abdul Kadir served as a senior banker in National Bank of Pakistan along with his younger brother Abdul Karim. He died on 12 March-2002.
Abdul Kadir (95) on debut went on to be part of unbroken record(as of March 2013). The partnership of 249 between Ibadulla and Abdul Kadir (95) for Pakistan against Australia in Karachi in 1964–65 is the highest in Test cricket for any wicket to involve two test debutants.