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AFGHANI ABDUS SATTAR (1952

AFGHANI, ABDUS SATTAR (1952- ) Abdus Sattar Afghani, a Pathan settler in Karachi and prominent leader of the Jamaat-eIslami, was the mayor of Karachi before the Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) was dissolved by the Sindh provincial government in 1987 The mayor’s dismissal and the dissolution of the municipal corporation came after the ethnic riots in the winter of 1986-1987, in which hundreds of lives were lost In January 1988, the KMC elected Farooq Sattar of the Muhajir Qaumi Mahaz as the city’s mayor, signifying a dramatic shift in the center of gravity of ethnic policies in the city, from recent migrants such as the Pathans and the Punjabis, who had settled in the city in the 1950s and 1960s, to the muhajirs who had come in from India in 1947

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