Hadhrat Pir Haqiqullah Bakoti
Politician, Deceased Person
Who was Hadhrat Pir Haqiqullah Bakoti?
Pir Haqiqullah Bakoti was the younger son of Hadhrat Molana Pir Fakir-u-llah Bakoti and became one of the first members of the North-West Frontier Province's legislative assembly from the Circle Bakote area. He was a custodian of the Pir Bakoti shrine - a position he inherited from his father. He was a student of the Islamic University of Deoband, India and got direct education by renowned Islamic scholar Anwer Shah Kashmiri, Hussain Ahmed Madni and Ashraf Ali Thanvi. His elder brother Sahibzada Pir Atiqullah Bakoti was not interested in politics and he died in his youth. He took part in the elections of 1952 and won election with a landslid victory as an undisputed candidate of NWFP Assembly from Circle Bakote and defeated Banba-Khakha Sardar Hasan Ali Khan. He moved a motion in respect of Sharia Law in NWFP assembly first time. He organized Anjuman-e-Kashmeriaan in Bakote in 1942. He received and met Quad-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah at Western Kohala with delegates of dignitaries of Murree and Circle Bakote . He placed the flag of the newly borne Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Kohala Bridge with Sardar Yaqoob Khan, Molana Yaqoob Alvi Birotvi, Lamberdar Isab Khan and many others. He led and participated in the great public procession in Murree. He died in July 1968 and was buried on the left side of his father Hadhrat Pir Faqir-u-llah Bakoti. He was succeeded by Sahibzada Pir Mohammed Azhar Bakoti.
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