Molana Abdus Sattar Khan Niazi

(1 October 1915 – 2 May 2001)

He was a Pakistani religious and political leader. He was born on 1 October 1915 at Isakhel in Mianwali District, Punjab. After initial education, he gained religious education in Lahore. He obtained his master’s degree from Islamia College, Lahore in 1940, and later became its Dean of Islamic Studies. He remained Dean until 1947, after which he joined active politics.

Molana Abdus Sattar Khan Niazi vigorously participated in the political struggle for the creation of Pakistan and the Pakistan Movement, and became the President of the Punjab Muslim Students Federation in 1938. He then served in the position of the President of the Provincial (Punjab) Muslim League until the creation of Pakistan in 1947. He was considered among the trusted companions of both Allama Iqbal and Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

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