Syed Munawar Hasan was born in Delhi and his family migrated to Pakistan in 1947. He became a member of the Jama’at-e-Islami Pakistan in 1967. He served Karachi unit as Deputy Secretary, General Secretary, Naib Ameer and Ameer of the city. He was also elected to the Central Shura and the Executive Council of the Jama’at. Thereafter he became a Member of National Assembly after 1977. He was Assistant Secretary General of Jama’at-e-Islami Pakistan in 1992-93, and became Secretary General in 1993. It was in 2009 that he became the Ameer of Jama’at-e-Islami, Pakistan. He currently serves as the chief of the Jamiat.