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Pir Sibhatullah Shah meets his followers after being elected as the 8th Pir Pagara. — Online Photo

BADIN: The spiritual leader of Hurs and chief of Pakistan Muslim League - Functional (PML-F) Pir Sibghatullah Shah, well known as Pir Pagara, was making his first political tour after the death of his father.

He was expected to arrive in Tando Mohammad Khan today where former senior provincial minister Mir Aijaz Ahmed Khan Talpur and his family would announce joining the PML-F.

Speaking to Dawn.com, PML-F Sindh chapter secretary general Imtiaz Ahmad Shaikh said that Pir Pagara in his first political tour would also address a public gathering and would chalk out further visits including in Punjab and other programs after Eidul Fitr.

He also claimed that Magsis of Tando Allah Yar were also likely to join the PML-F.

Former provincial minister and PML-F leader Syed Ali Bux alias Pappoo Shah termed the joining of Mirs as a great achievement for the people of Badin and Tando Mohammad Khan districts.

Mir Inayat Talpur, the district nazim of Tando Mohammad Khan and former PML-N MPA Mir Ali Nawaz Talpur, confirmed their joining of the Functional League, saying the PML-F was emerging as the alternative political force in the country.

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Asif Bhatti
Aug 15, 2012 02:50pm
I hate every single politican in Pakistan apart from IMRAN KHAN.
Syed Abrar Najmi
Aug 15, 2012 01:36pm
Shafi you say absolutely right......
Nadman (Sugar Land)
Aug 15, 2012 01:11pm
Agree Totally brother...They are the Main casue of where Pakistan stands today..All the Magsi's, Talpurs and Junejo's should be eradicated so the Sain Culture dies down....The Song has it right...Sain ka Kutta Bhee Sain.
Aug 15, 2012 11:14am
Can't we get rid of these hereditary Pirs ? They are dragging Pakistan backwards.
Dilawer _Taiwan
Aug 15, 2012 01:39pm
We complain about the british ruling the country. At least they gave India/Pakistan so much. What are these people capable of? They consume oxygen and nothing more. What have these pir done for their community/province/country.
Aug 18, 2012 10:26am
Pir Pagara family has great contribute in pakistan, soreh badshah fought against British rule, the late pir pagara shah mardan shah's HUR community fought against indiam army,you cant compare pagara family with other traditional Pirs because Pagara famil always deliver to the people of pakistan.
Aug 15, 2012 01:42pm
Welcome to colonialism -Pakistani Style. Look at the picture 100o time and weep. These people will harm you in the name of their spiritual leadership. Thank you down for showing us the real picture.
imtiaz faruqui
Aug 15, 2012 01:19pm
The makhdooms, Choudries , Mirs and Phirs have made their people Fakeer.
Aug 15, 2012 04:00pm
Yup, educate the people. Who would do it? Ah, we want our government to do everything without doing our share. West has developed not only that they have relatively good governments but also many volunteers, leaders who are interested in people development etc. Shafi you take the charge of educating the people and I'll follow you. And the rest will join in for the good cause.