Riyadh (April 06, 2018): Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Rauf Siddiqui got marriage with Sofia in Makkah tonight.
The ‘Nikah’ was solemnised by Sheikh Saleh bin Zain Ul Abideen Shaybi, the Kaaba’s key keeper. Rauf Siddiqui got the marriage at the age of 57.MQM’s senior leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, former MPA Abdul Haseeb and Saudi dignitaries were also present on the occasion. Earlier, Siddiqui had been exempted from appearance in the Baldia factory fire trial.
Rauf Siddiqui was born on 15 April 1961 in Shaheed Benazirabad District. He joined Mutahida Quami Movement (MQM) in 1988.
He was elected from constituency NA-242 ((Karachi-IV) in general election, 2002. In the same election, he was also elected to the Provincial Assembly of Sindh as a candidate of MQM from Constituency PS-115. He relinquished his National Assembly seat and retained the Sindh Assembly seat.In January 2003, he was inducted into the Sindh provincial cabinet and was appointed as Provincial Minister of Sindh for Excise and Taxation. In July 2004, he was made Provincial Minister of Sindh for Home where he remained until August 2006.
In September 2006, he was made Provincial Minister of Sindh for tourism, culture and social welfare where he served until November 2007.
He was re-elected from Constituency PS-114 in election, 2008 and was inducted into the Sindh provincial cabinet and was made Provincial Minister of Sindh for industry and commerce. He was re-elected from constituency PS-103 Karachi-XV in by-polls held in August 2013.