Meer Family Edit
Basically, Meer Family is a very respectable and famous family of the District. Meer Syed Muhammad Hussain Esq. was the first one who had migrated from Meerut, India in the last quarter of 19th Century. First, he came to Sargodha, Pakistan and there, he purchased a lot of land for cultivation purpose. On of his forefathers was the Prime Minister of Ex-State of Malir Kotla, East Punjab, India who had some very personal relations of the then Ameer of Bahawal Pur. When Ameer of Bahawal Pur, His Excellency Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbassi IV came to know that Meer Syed Muhammad Hussain Esq. had shifted to Sargodha, he called for Meer Sahib at Bahawal Pur and offered the job of Tehsildar of Tehsil Rahim Yar Khan which was a newly established city. Meer Sahib had accepted the offer and shifted to Rahim Yar Khan at a higher land (Tibbah). There, he made his own residence which was called a Havelly. It was a grand Havelly which had internal house and three outer portions called Dairah. Meer Syed Muhammad Hussain Esq. was the 1st Tehsildar of the Tehsil Rahim Yar Khan in last quarter of 19th century. He was a land lord of the area and very famous due to his kindness. He is called a Saint of this area. He was died getting an age of more then 100 years in 1963. In the old city of Rahim Yar Khan, one of the most populated bazaar/road is on his name. He had 8 sons and 7 daughters. All his sons were big government officials during the period of Ex-State of Bahawal Pur.
After his adjustment, he also called for his two cousins from Meerut, India. First on was Meer Syed Muhammad Yaseen Esq. and Meer Syed Muhammad Nazeer Esq. Meer Syed Muhammad Yaseen Esq. was settled at Sadiq Abad District Rahim Yar Khan which was also newly established city at that time and was built in the name of Ameer of Bahawal Pur His Excellency Hafiz-ul-Mulk Rukn-ud-Daulah Mukkhlis-ud-Daulah Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbassi IV Bahadur Nusrat Jung Nawab of Bahawal Pur from 1866 to 1899. His 2nd cousin Meer Syed Muhammad Nazeer Esq. had shifted at Chak No.34/12L, Chichawatni of District Sahiwal.
Meer Family of Rahim Yar Khan. Edit
Meer Muhammad Hussain Esq. had two wives. His one wife belonged to his own family while he had another wife from a local Saraiki Syed family. From his first wife, he had 6 sons and 2 daughters while from the 2nd wife, he had 2 sons and 5 daughters. All his sons were big government officials during the period of Ex-State of Bahawal Pur. They served Ex-State of Bahawal Pur as well as West Pakistan Government very efficiently.
His elder son Meer Syed Ghulam Muhammad Shah Esq. was the Deputy Collector in Irrigation Department of Bahawal Pur State and West Pakistan Government and he was died in 1976 at Bahawal Pur at an age of 78 years. His 2nd son Meer Syed Muhammad Tassadaq Hussain Shah Esq. was the Police Inspector and famous from his designation as "Kaptan Sahib". He was died in 1953 at an age of 55 years at Bahawal Pur. His 3rd son was Meer Syed Tafazul Hussain Shah Esq. and he was a Sessions Judge. He died at an age of 62 years in 1964 at Rahim Yar Khan. The 4th son was Meer Syed Ahmed Hassan Shah Esq. and he was a Land Lord and he was also died in young age at Rahim Yar Khan. The 5th son of Meer Syed Muhammad Hussain Shah Esq. was Meer Syed Tajammul Hussain Shah Esq. He was Secretary of Municipal Committee, Rahim Yar Khan. The plane of new city of Rahim Yar Khan including buildings of Town Hall was made during his tenure. He died in Karachi in 1985. Another one was Meer Syed Altaf Hussain Shah Esq. and he was also a Police Inspector. He was also died at the age of 56 years in 1968 at Rahim Yar Khan. His 7th son Meer Syed Inayat Hussain Shah Esq. was also an Official who served the Government of Ex-State of Bahawal Pur as well as Pakistan as Extra Additional Commissioner of Bahawal Pur. He is still alive and residing at Bahawal Pur. The last son was Meer Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah Esq. He was also a land lord and very famous for his social work. He died at Bahawal Pur in 1970.
Moreover, Meer Sahib had 5 daughters. His eldest son-in-law Meer Syed Muhammad was a Land Lord of Chak No 34/12L, Chichawatni District Sahiwal. His 2nd son-in-law, Meer Syed Muhammad Ahmed Esq. was also a land lord of Sadiq Abad. His 3rd son-in-law was Meer Syed Abdul Basit Esq. of Kapoor Thallah, East Punjab, India. His 4th son-in-law Meer Syed Siraj Ahmed was Inspector of Excise & Taxation Department. His 5th son-in-law Meer Syed Islam-ul-Haq Esq. belonged to Meerut, India and he was a land lord there. His 6th son-in-law was Meer Syed Iqbal Bokhari Esq. belonged to Bhopal, India and was Settlement Commissioner of Lahore of West Pakistan Government. His 7th son-in-law Meer Syed Abdul Majid Esq. belonged to Kapoor Thallah, East Punjab, India and was Deputy Superintendent of Police at Lahore.
Meer Family of Sadiq Abad District Rahim Yar Khan. Edit
Meer Syed Muhammad Yaseen Esq. was a Land Lord of Sadiq Abad and migrated from Meerut, India. He had settled Sadiq Abad in the early 20th Century. He was a government servant in India. His 1st wife along with children was died in the great earthquake of Kangra, Kashmeer, India in 1905. Only he along with his son Meer Syed Abid Hussain Esq. was alive. Then he settled to Sadiq Abad and purchased a lot of land there. Sadiq Abad had just established. He also selected a piece of high land (Tibbah) for his residence. He also purchased big piece of land and made a grand Havelly along with two outer portions called Dairah.
Meer Sahib made also two marriages. His 1st wife along with children was died in the 1905’s earthquake of Kangra, Kashmeer, India. Only one son Meer Syed Abid Hussain Esq. was alive. After death of 1st wife, he made a 2nd marriage. From this marriage, he had 3 sons and 3 daughters. His 2nd eldest son Meer Syed Muhammad Ahmed Esq. was a land lord. He was one of the most noble and gentle persons of that area. He was died in 1989 at an age of 79 years. His 3rd son Meer Syed Mehmood Ahmed was also a land lord. He died in 2005 at an age of 95 years. His 4th son Meer Syed Muhammad Ahmed Ullah Esq. was also land lord of this area. He also had a business in Grain Market (Ghallah Mandi), Sadiq Abad. He was died in 1998.
Moreover, Meer Sahib had 3 daughters. His elder son-in-law was Meer Syed Muhammad Tassadaq Hussain Shah Esq. was the Police Inspector and famous from his designation as "Kaptan Sahib". He was died in 1953 at an age of 55 years at Bahawal Pur. His 2nd son-in-law was Meer Syed Sabir Ali Qadri Esq. and he was Superintendent of Bahawal Pur High Court. He was died in 1989 at Sadiq Abad. His 3rd son-in-law was Meer Syed Muhammad Naseer-ud-Din Esq. from Chichawatni. He was a land lord there. He died in 1984.
Meer Syed Muhammad Yaseen Esqr (Late) was the founder of the family. He has migrated from Meerut , India in last 19th century. His elder son Meer Syed Abid Hussain Esqr was one of the most well know figure of this are. After his death, Meer Syed Zahid Hussain Esqr played a vital role in the politics of this area. He was one of the most important partner of Mohtarmah Fatima Jinnah against Ayub Khan’s election. Now his son Meer Fazal Ellahi Fazli is in the politics of this area. He is also right hand od Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi’s National Peoples Party. Other famous figures of Meer Family are Meer Syed Akhter Hussain Bokhari Esqr, Meer Syed Mazhar Hussain Bokhari Esqr, Meer Syed Abdur Rasheed Bokhari, Meer Syed Arif Hussain, Meer Syed Khalid Shahzad, Meer Syed Mansoor Akhter Bokhari, Meer Syed Muhammad Asif, Meer Syed Haroon Hussain Bokhari, Meer Syed Masood Ahmed, Meer Syed Mehboob Ahmed, Meer Syed Tehseen Ahmed, Meer Syed Ahmed Salman Bokhari, Meer Syed Ahmed Bilal Bokhari etc.
Meer Family in Education in Sadiq Abad. Edit
As for the educational facilities are concerned, the city of Sadiq Abad is not lagging behind. There is one Government Degree College for boys and one Government Degree College for Girls and many high and low level schools in the city, besides private schools in almost every street. Prof. Meer Syed Muhammad Sarwar Zaidi was the 1st Principal of Govt. College for Boys and Late Prof. Syedah Tahirah Zaidi was the 1st Principal of Govt College fro Women. The contribution of Meer family in the education of the city is remarkable.
A Government Commercial Training Institute for Boys and one Vocational Institute for Girls are also established in the city. Prof. Meer Syed Tehseen Ahmed is the Principal of this college for the last more then 10 years.
Main Businesses of Meer Family in Sadiq Abad. Edit
Basically, Meer Family is a Land Lord family of this area. But there are some dignities of the family which have their own businesses which are as hereunder;-
1. Syed Brothers Roller Flour Mills Pvt. Ltd. 2. Telenor Franchised. 3. Pak English Grammar High School.
Meer Family of Chichawatni District Sahiwal. Edit
The fore father of the family Meer Syed Muhammad Nazeer Esq. selected Chak No.34-12/L for his residence where he had purchased a lot of agricultural land. He had three sons named Meer Syed Muhammad Ismail Esq., Meer Syed Riaz-ud-Din Esq, Meer Syed Fayyazud-Din Esq and Meer Syed Naseer-ud-Din Ahmed Esq. Some more dignities of the family are Meer Syed Ghias-ud-Din Late, Meer Syed Moghees-ud-Din, Meer Syed Moiz-ud-Din, Meer Syed Raza-ud-Din, Meer Syed Ameen-ud-Din, Meer Syed Shams-ud-Din, Meer Syed Zaheer-ud-Din etc.