Practical work has begun on the famous Chichawatni. Mohammad Akmal Pasha, Salman Bashir, Arshad Farooq Butt and Mohammad Abid Masood Dogar are working on it jointly in the four-member editorial board. The first article in this series is the present service in which the famous political and social Mir family of Chichawatni is introduced and the services are mentioned.
Syed Mir Nazir Ahmad
Syed Mir Nazir Ahmad was a Tehsildar by rank and came to Chichawatni in 1918. After the formation of Pakistan, he played an important role in the resettlement of Chichawatni. He settled 25 squares in 34 Bara Chichawatni and 32 squares in 109 Bara L, as well as hundreds of acres in Sadiqabad and Rahim Yar Khan. He ensured that no non-Muslim would be allotted land for resettlement close to the Muslim urban population.
During the resettlement, they were given 25 square meters of land by the government to cover the expenses of the guests. After the resettlement, the then Deputy Commissioner Sahiwal offered Mir Nazir Ahmed a reward of 25 square meters in 109 Twelve L, which he refused to accept. After retirement, Mir Nazir Ahmad joined the Department of Agriculture. He had a spiritual connection with Hazrat Maulana Abul Saad Ahmad Khan, the founder of Serajiya Monastery (Kandian Sharif).
Syed Mir Riaz-ud-Din
Syed Mir Riaz-ud-Din was born in 1913 in Kamunki, Pakistan. His native place was Meerut Kotla, India. He participated in the local politics of Chichawatni in the 1960s. He contested the first election in 1964 and defeated the then strong candidate Chaudhry Muhammad Hussain Saraf. Mir Riaz-ud-Din has twice been the Chairman of the Union Council of Chak 34 Bara Chichawatni.
Later, while participating in the politics of the country, he contested the National Assembly elections from the platform of JUI at the insistence of Maulana Mufti Mahmood and Maulana Ghulam Ghous Hazarawi. Syed Mir Riaz-ud-Din remained associated with JUI for life.
His close friends included Maulana Mufti Mahmood, Maulana Abdul Aziz Raipuri (Pirji Darswale) and Nafees Shah. And he pledged allegiance to the monastery of Sarajia.
He died in June 1987. He was survived by 5 sons and a daughter. Sons include Syed Ghiasuddin, Syed Mir Razauddin, Syed Mir Aminuddin and Syed Maghisuddin.
٭Sayed Mir Razauddin Ahmed (Brother)
Syed Mir Razauddin Ahmad was a well-known political and social figure of Chichawatni. He was born in July 1946 in Chichawatni. In 1962, he passed the matriculation examination from Government MC Model High School, Chichawatni. He passed Intermediate and BA from Government College, Sahiwal and LLB from Law College, Lahore in 1969. He played an important role in local politics as well as in the politics of Bar Chichawatni.
Participated in local elections in 1983, 2001, 2005 and 2009. He was also twice elected chairman of the union council. He joined the Rai Group in 2001 and has been associated with it for life.
He did not take up advocacy as a profession and remained professionally involved in agriculture. He had a unique identity in the family and in the area as (Bhai Ji).
His close friends included Hafiz Abdul Rashid, Sufi Naseer Ahmed Cheema, Sheikh Mohammad Afzal, Makhzan Dayal, Dr Hafiz Mohammad Ataul Haq, Sheikh Abdul Ghani, Sheikh Ahmed Saeed Advocate, Qari Shabbir Ahmed, Nazar Cheema, Malik Iqbal Langarial and Rana Riaz Ahmed. He is survived by three sons, Syed Kashif, Syed Saqib, Syed Waqas and a daughter.
Syed Mir Razauddin was nominated as the Chairman of Chichawatni Market Committee in January 2020. In May 2020, he became seriously ill. After living in the state of the nation for a month, he met his real creator on July 18, 2020. His funeral prayers were offered by his eldest son Mir Kashif Raza.