Pir of Pagaro VIII

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Pir Pagaro
پير پاڳارو

پیر پگارا
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Leader of the Grand Democratic Alliance
Assumed office
23 October 2017
Preceded byPosition established
President of the Pakistan Muslim League (F)
Assumed office
11 January 2012
Preceded bySyed Shah Mardan Shah-II
Personal details
Born(1956-02-14)14 February 1956 (aged 66)
Political partyPakistan Muslim League (F)
Other political
Grand Democratic Alliance
RelativesPir of Pagaro VI (grandfather)
Pir Sadaruddin Shah (brother)
Known forSpiritual leader of Hurs community

Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi III (Sindhi: صبغت الله شاهه راشدي, Urdu: پير صبغت الله شاه راشدي ‎), also known as Raja Saein, the eighth Pir Pagaro, (born 14 February 1956) is a Pakistani politician who has served as a member of Provincial Assembly of Sindh.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

He is the eldest son of 7th Pir Pagaro Syed Shah Mardan Shah-II who died on 10 January 2012.[2] He is 8th Pir Pagaro since 12 January 2012.[3] He is currently the President of the Pakistan Muslim League (F) and the leader of the Grand Democratic Alliance.[4]

Political career[edit]

He was the Chairman of the District Council of Khairpur in 1983. He has been elected three times to the Sindh Assembly and has been a Provincial Minister.[3] He became the President of the Pakistan Muslim League (F) after the death of his father Syed Shah Mardan Shah-II in 2012.[5] Before the general election 2013 on 23 October 2017, he participated in forming the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) with other political parties in Sindh.[6][7] He announced a manifesto to provide Education Health and Justice to the people.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

Preceded by Pir Pagara
2012 – present
Succeeded by
Preceded by Leader of Pakistan Muslim League (F)
2012 – present
Succeeded by


  1. ^ "Pir Pagara Sibghatullah Shah Rashidi". ARY News. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  2. ^ "The son also rises". Dawn. Pakistan. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b "The 8th Pir Pagaro: After night-long session, Hur Jamaat selects Raja Saeen". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 12 January 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Balochistan CM condoles with Pir Pagara". The Nation (newspaper). 25 July 2021. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Pir Sibghatullah Shah appointed new PML-F president". Business Recorder (newspaper). 21 January 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  6. ^ "GDA to get registered with ECP, contest general election with full force". Dawn. Pakistan. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  7. ^ "PPP rivals to formally register Grand Democratic Alliance". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 23 October 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2021.