In the elections held in February 2008, he defeated Abdul Habib Memon of PPP by a margin of thirty thousand votes to become member of National Assembly.
Born in Karachi, on April 09, 1959, Muhammad Farooq Sattar has been elected MNA as an MQM candidate. Besides being the federal minister for overseas Pakistanis in the cabinet of Mr. Gilani He is also serving as the Leader of his parliamentary party in the national assembly.
A medical doctor by profession, he received his M.B.B.S degree from Sindh Medical College in 1986. He has also served as Mayor Karachi from 1987 to 1992. He was previously elected as MNA for the terms of 1988-1990 and 1990-1992; and as MPA Sindh assembly for 1993-1996, and 1997-1998.
Married, he is the father of two daughters. His interests include reading books and public welfare.