Twitter Alert: Demise of a political stalwart

Death of PML-F chief Pir Pagara leaves a political vacuum in the country, say tweeters.


Web Desk January 11, 2012

With the death of one of Pakistan’s biggest political stalwart, Pir Pagara, the twitter world was abuzz, despite the late hour.

While most tweeted condoling tweets, some were quick to point out the political vacuum and the battle for succession which is now likely to engulf the bereaved family.

Here is what the Twitterati had to say about the spiritual leader of the Hur Jamaat:

faizanlakhani

Karachi Race Club will always miss Pir Pagara

anthonypermal

The Pir is dead. Long live the Pir.

spopalzai

So will Raja Sain be the next Pir Pagara?

sanakazmi

picture i took of pir pagara's dargah: http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Z0kSjWPvpHI/SxZcRn_BWcI/AAAAAAAAEPw/zrV4lZJx8NI/s512/DSC04988.JPG that tomb is gold. lots of fat cats in the courtyard.

WajSKhan

Hmmm. Another power vacuum. “@Mehmal: RT @NewsweekPak: Pakistani politician-cum-saint #PirPagara has passed away in London at age 83.”

AdilNajam

Pir Sahib Pagara Dies. RIP, Leader of the Hurs, King of the Political Sound-byte. #PirPagara

BinaShah

To Him we belong and to Him we shall return. Pir Pagara Shah Mardan Shah II passed away in London today.

gibranp 

Hate to move on so fast, but the political fallout of Pir Pagara's death will be interesting. Now that he's gone, who takes over PML-F?

AseefaBZ

R.I.P Azeem Khan Daultana & Pir Pagara. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un

Khurram Dastgir-Khan

Pir Pagara RIP >One must not speak ill of the dead, but what about a judicious assessment? >Pakistan has no tradition of the obituary

jaliawala 

RIP Pir Pagara - always wanted to learn more about you!

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