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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

Farooq Sattar sees conspiracy behind Ali Raza Abidi murder

KARACHI: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener Farooq Sattar said on Saturday that neither he has been made part of a probe into the Ali Raza Abidi murder case nor his statement was recorded in this regard. “We were summoned by investigators who asked for our cooperation in their investigation. We were questioned if we suspect anybody ,” he said while speaking to the media after appearing before an anti-terrorism court in cases pertaining to provocative remarks. Sattar was of the view that Abidi was…

Farooq Sattar appears before JIT in Ali Raza Abidi murder case

KARACHI: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener Dr Farooq Sattar on Thursday appeared before a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the murder of former member of the National Assembly Ali Raza Abidi, ARY News reported. He arrived at the South Zone Investigation office to record his statement in the high-profile murder case. The Joint Investigation team (JIT) headed by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Pir Muhammad Shah along with other members of the probe team were present in the office.…

Mayor Karachi, Farooq Sattar cross swords over anti-encroachment drive

KARACHI: Former convener of Muttahida Quami Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) Farooq Sattar while taking an aim at Mayor Karachi said, “Waseem Akhtar was voted to construct Karachi not destroy it.” According to details, Sattar was speaking to media outside an anti-terrorism court on Saturday. Commenting on the ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Karachi, he said, 500,000 people have become homeless due to the operation in the metropolis. “Waseem Akhtar should try to get votes from Karachi now," the disgruntled MQM-P leader…

Farooq Sattar asks PTI govt to do ‘homework’ before making ‘big claims’

KARACHI: "It is a request to the government that before claiming big, do your homework first, otherwise it will all fall flat on your face," advised Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar on Wednesday.  Sattar gave these remarks while speaking to media outside the city court ahead of the Loudspeaker Violation Act case against the former convener of MQM. Lashing out at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government, Sattar said, two major political parties of the country had already failed the masses,…

Election tribunal issues notice to Aamir Liaquat

KARACHI: An election tribunal here on Monday issued notices to PTI leader Aamir Liaquat Hussain, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and others on a petition challenging his victory at National Assembly seat, NA-245, in Karachi. The tribunal was hearing the petition filed by Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar challenging his rival candidate’s win in the July 25 polls. Aamir Liaquat and other respondents are required to come up with their response by October 19. The PTI leader had…

Khalid Maqbool says “will convince Farooq Sattar to withdraw resignation”

KARACHI: Convener of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM-P) Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that the party will make an attempt to convince Dr. Farooq Sattar to rejoin coordination committee of MQM-P. Siddiqui shared serious concerns over the decision of former convener of MQM-P to quit party's coordination committee. He further assured that the party's leadership will approach Sattar and will talk him into reconsidering his move of resignation. "Farooq Sattar is our part and will always remain the one," MQM-P convener…

Sattar says he has no role in selection of candidates

ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar says he has no role in the selection of party candidates for the coming general elections.  He was talking to the media after his appearance before the Returning Officer of NA-245. The MQM-P leader said he has no role in the award of election tickets to party candidates, adding that he had given a list of the candidates of PIB faction to the Coordination Committee. The Committee and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui picked candidates for the polls, he…

Sattar’s nomination papers for NA-245 rejected

KARACHI: A returning officer on Tuesday rejected nomination papers filed by Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar for Karachi's NA-245 constituency.  The RO rejected his papers for concealing two cases in his papers in which he has been declared an absconder. Earlier, Sattar had said he is submitting nomination papers from NA-241, NA-245 and NA-247. Denying that he ever talked about boycotting the July 25 elections, he said the party is not being given free political environment to contest…

Dr Farooq Sattar proposed to launch ‘Southern Sindh Province Movement’

KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement–Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Dr Farooq Sattar has announced that he is going to launch “Janoobi Sindh Sooba Tehreek” (Southern Sindh Province Movement). He did this announcement on Monday when court confirmed that he could no longer run the party. He lost a request to Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, as they were running their own sections of the party, PIB and Bahadurabad, referring to the names of stronghold neighborhoods. They disagreement started on who should embrace the position of convenor.…