Farooq Sattar

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Farooq Sattar
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Born Muhammad Farooq Sattar
April 9, 1959
Karachi, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Ethnicity Gujrati

Dr. Muhammad Farooq Sattar Peerwani (Urdu: فاروق ستار پیروانی ‎) 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.[1]

On 16 March 2008, he was nominated as a candidate for the seat of the Prime Minister of Pakistan by the MQM.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

He received his degree in medicine MBBS from Sindh Medical College in 1986.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

MQM[edit]

When political party 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 Members of the MQM Co-Ordination Committee and the parliamentarian leader of MQM in national assembly.[citation needed]

He was the youngest mayor in its history when he was elected at age 28. (1987 - 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

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.

Mayorship of Karachi[edit]

In 1987, he was elected mayor of Karachi, and held the office until 1992. At the age of 28, he was the youngest man to hold this position.[2]

National Politics[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF PAKISTAN 1972 TO 2007". Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Karachi Chooses Mayor, 28". The New York Times. Reuters. 10 January 1988. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 

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