Dr Farooq Sattar
Farooq Sattar is a Pakistani politician who has formerly been Convener and the leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan. Born in Karachi, Sattar was educated at the Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi. Sattar began his political career in 1987 as the Mayor of Karachi.
Dr Farooq Sattar, born 9 April 1959, is the former convener of the MuttahidaQaumi Movement (MQM) and has also been its parliamentary leader.
His association with MQM goes back a long way to the All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) formed in 1978, and Sattar became a member as early as 1979. The APMSO formed by Altaf Hussain and Azeem Ahmed Tariq served as the precursor to MQM.
After graduating from Sindh Medical College in 1986, he remained actively involved with MQM and has not looked back since. At the age of 28 in 1987, he was elected the mayor of Karachi