Imran Khan has once again demanded Nawaz Sharif to step down while talking to reporters after Prime Minister’s speech on Tuesday. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader said that justice cannot be served if Nawaz remains in the power. Khan also told reporters that ‘Azadi’ march will be held as planned on August 14.

While addressing a press conference, Imran Khan said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will continue with its ‘Azadi’ march towards the capital as scheduled despite Nawaz Sharif’s intention to probe the 2013 election rigging charges through investigation by a commission comprising of three supreme court judges.

Imran Khan claimed that investigation of the election fraud cannot be conducted transparently under the government of Nawaz Sharif.

PTI chairman said that Nawaz Sharif must step down as Prime Minister when the commission is formed to allow free and fair investigation of the fraud allegations.

Nawaz Sharif had earlier asked the Supreme Court Chief Justice to form a commission to probe the alleged rigging in the 2013 polls during a televised speech.

Imran Khan said that he does not understand why Nawaz Sharif is afraid of reelection in the country. PTI Chairman claimed, “If I am told there is rigging in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, I will order re-election. I am confident we will have a bigger victory.”

Sheikh Rashid had told reporters that toppling the Nawaz government is the only one point agenda of the long marches and we will not move from Islamabad until Nawaz is removed from power.

It appears that agitation against rigging is secondary reason for protest march and taking over the government is the target of PTI chairman and its leaders.

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  1. Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah alias Hisar Baba: He was a pious, virtuous, God-fearing and great scholar of Islam. He was a renowned Sufi and saint of his time. He had a pleasant, soft and decent personality. Modesty was the salient feature of his character. He was the model of simplicity and self-denial. From cradle to the grave, he led the simple life of a Dervish. His whole life was dedicated to the service of Allah and His creation. He had a vast knowledge of Fiqh, Hadith and the Holy Qur’an. He was also a well-versed Haafiz of the Holy Qur’an.

    Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah popularly known as ‘Hisar Baba’ was born on Rabiul Awwal 15, 952 Hijri in Sheraz, Iran and died on 12th Rajjabul Murajjab 1033 Hijri in village Pir Khel and was buried in Tota Kaan near River Swat, Malakand Agency. His mausoleum has a huge tomb on top of his grave. The tomb is white from outside and significantly decorated from inside. His Urs is held at Totakan, Malakand Agency to commemorate his death anniversary. The Urs lasts for two or three days. A large number of people from far and wide participate in the Urs.

    Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah belonged to a Syed family that has originated from Makkah in Arabia. He was the son of Syed Sher Muhammad Wali Shah Sherazi and great grandson of Syed Jalaluddin Hussain Makhdoom Jahanian Jahangasht Bukhari, son of Syed Jalaluddin Sultan Ahmad Kabir, son of Syed Jalaluddin Hassan Mir Surkh Bukhari, who migrated from Bukhara to Bhakkar, Punjab in 635 Hijri. The family tree of Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah Baba meets Syed Jalaluddin Hassan Mir Surkh Bukhari at sixteen stage and Hazrat Imam Hussain (May Allah be pleased with him) at thirty-two.

    He was was one of the disciples and khalifas of a renowned “Sufi” named Sheikh Saleem Chishti Fateh Puri Sikri, India. Sheikh Salim Chisti (1418-1572) was one of the famous Sufi saints of India. He was a greatly revered saint, and the Mughal emperor Akbar also kept him in high regard. The legend states that Akbar was not getting any offspring, and he prayed through Salim Chisti to Almighty Allah, and a son was born to him. He named the child Salim in the memory of Salim Chisti. Salim succeeded Akbar and ruled in the name of Jahangir. Sheikh Saleem Chishti Fateh Puri Sikri, India was born in 892 Hijri and died on 29th Ramazanul Mubarak, 979 Hijri in Fateh Pur, India.

    In 1566 A.D, Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah migrated from Fateh Pur Sekri, India to southern parts of Swat in the reign of Mughal King Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar (1555-1606 A.D) with a missionary zeal to propagate the teachings of Islam. He left no stone un-turned to impart spiritual training and guidance to the thousands who approached him. He lived among the people and attracted them by his piety and spirituality. He spread the message of virtue and brotherhood. Most of the followers of Buddhism also embraced Islam at the hands of Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah Baba. He used to spend most of his time in mosque in the worship of Allah. He also got constructed a mosque at Bagh Patti situated at the top of a mountain called ‘Hazaar Nao’ where he taught the teachings of Islam to his disciples for a long time. He also spent some time in village Toot Pattay, Dir to propagate the teachings of Islam. He had authored two books, “Kashkoal” and “Bahrul Ansaab”, meaning the Ocean of Genealogies. Unfortunately, these books are not available today. As per “Tazkira-e-Ulema Kubaar & Mushaikh-e-Uzzam of Frontier” written by Mian Abdur Rashid, Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah Baba was one of the disciples and khalifas of Syed Muhammad Ali Shah Tirmizi known as Pir Baba, who was born in 908 Hijri in Ghaltanabad, Tirmiz (Maawra-ul Nehar-Afghanistan) and died in 991 Hijri in Pacha Kalay, Buner.

    Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah Baba first stayed in Pir Payee near Nowshera for some time, and then shifted to Piraan Kallay, Malakand Agency (Lower Swat) finding it a suitable place for the propagation of Islam.

    All the people of the area had a great respect and love for him. His ardent devotees, Yousuf Baba, Sultan Baba, Syed Baba, Akhoon Baba, Aatay Baba and Hazrat Khawaja Baba, who belonged to Yousufzai tribe of Pathan, brought him to their village, “Tota Kaan” near Batkhela to learn the teachings of Islam from him. Due to his piousness, virtuousness and truthfulness, he was also gifted the lands of present village “Pir Khel” by the elders of Yousufzai. This was the gratitude of the people of Lower Swat for his spiritual gifts.

    As per ‘Tazkira-i-Sadaat Sherazi’ written by Pirzada Qazi Syed Ghulam Rahmani Al-Qadri, Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah was the son-in-law of Syed Bahadar Baba, who was the father of Syed Kasteer Rahamkaar, known as Kaaka Sahib. Kaaka Sahib was born in 983 Hijri and died in 1063 Hijri in Nowshera.

    Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah had six children – two daughters and four sons. Their names were: (1) Bibi Syeda alias Dur Marjan whose grave is in Pir Khel (3) Bibi Rabia alias Pir Abai whose grave is in Segalai Kabal, Swat (4) Syed Hassan Shah, who had two sons – Syed Haroon Shah known as Syed Baba and Syed Hussain Shah (5) Syed Muhammad Rehan Shah, who had three sons – Syed Mian Shah, Syed Pir Mahmal Shah and Syed Pir Muazzam Shah (6) Syed Muhammad Fateh Khan, who had also three sons – Shah Baig Shah, Khan Baig Shah and Lal Baig Shah and (7) Syed Muhammad Rahman Shah, who had no off-spring being not married throughout his life. However, the names of brothers and sisters of Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah are not known.

    The descendants of Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Shah Baba have settled in Batkhela, Pir Khel (Malakand Agency), Bagh Kandi Sharif and Safroona (Dir), Chinar Kot, Singal Kot, Shakkar Kot, Lammi, Kanshian and Jalora-Bala Kot (district Mansehra), Oghaz Banda, Landai, Bara, Mashkand, Kanshai (Battagram) and Chitral. May Allah keep his soul in His eternal peace. Amin!

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