Abdul Sattar was the Foreign Minister of Pakistan from 1999 to 2002. He also served as the foreign minister for three months in Moin Qureshi's caretaker Cabinet in 1993. He was a career diplomat who served as the ambassador to Austria (1975-78), India (1978-82 and 1990-92) and to the Soviet Union (1988-90). Among the important posts he held in the foreign office were director, director general and additional secretary for Asia between 1982 and 1986, and as foreign secretary from 1986 to 1988. He resigned from foreign ministry for health reasons in June 2002.
Mr Abdul Sattar, is currently closely associated with Pakistan Observer News.