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The Safi Dynasty

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1917 - 1949 H.H. Miangul Gulshahzada Sir ‘Abdu’l Wadud [Badshah Sahib], Wali of Swat, KBE (c 1.1.1930). b. at Saidu Sharif, 1881, elder son of Miangul ‘Abdu’l Khaliq Khan, by his wife, a daughter of Shah Muhammad Aman ul-Mulk II, Mehtar of Chitral and Yasin, educ. privately. Appointed joint successor to his father, 1892. Opposed the election of Sayyed ‘Abdu’l Jabbar Khan, and forced to go into exile at Dalbar 1915-1916, but returned and took up arms against him in 1916. Established his rule over the Swat valley, September 1917. Elected as Badshah Sahib by a Loya Jirga held at Kabal, in Napki Khel, November 1918. Recognised by the British authorities as ruler, and formally installed as Wali of Swat, at Saidu Sharif, 3rd May 1926. Abdicated in favour of his eldest son, 12th December 1949. Rcvd: silver Jubilee (1935), Coron. (1937), and Pakistan Independence (1948) medals. m. (first) (div. 1903), his cousin, daughter of Miangul ‘Abdu’l Hanan, by his first wife, the Sayyida. m. (second) after the death of his first wife, … (b. at Zaida, Peshawar district), from a Sayyid family descended from Sayyid ‘Ali Shah Tarmizi Pir Baba in Buner, from Kukrai in the Murghzar valley. m. (third) 1907, a widow of his cousin (aged 14/15 at her marriage), Miangul ‘Abdu’l Wahid. He d. at the Grand Palace, Aqba, 1st October 1971 (bur. there at the Badshah Sahib Mausoleum), having had issue, one daughter by his first wife, two sons and four daughters by his second, and two sons and three daughters by his third wife:
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1949 - 1987 Major-General H.H. Miangul Muhammad ‘Abdu’l Haq Jehanzeb, Ghazi-i-Millat, Wali of Swat, CIE (13.6.1946). b. at Saidu-Sharif, 5th June 1908, eldest son of H.H. Miangul Gulshazada Sir ‘Abdu’l Wadud, Wali of Swat, KBE, by his second wife, educ. Islamia Collegiate Sch and Islamia Coll, Univ of Peshawar. Appointed as successor to his father in a jirga at Saidu-Sharif, June 1923. Appointed as Heir Apparent with the title of Wali Ahad by his father, 3rd May 1926. Installed at Saidu-Sharif, 15th May 1933. Sipah Salar (C-in-C) 1940-1949, Chief Minister 1943-1949. Succeeded on the abdication of his father, 12th December 1949. Granted the title of Ghazi-i-Millat 1951 and a hereditary salute of 15-guns 1958. The Government of Pakistan merged his state into the unitary province of West Pakistan, 28th July 1969. Deprived of his rank, titles and honours by the Bhutto Government of Pakistan, 22nd December 1971. Hon Maj-Gen Pakistan Army, 1955. Hon LL.D. (Univ of Peshawar. 1965). Mbr Royal Central Asian Soc 1963-1975 and Royal Soc for Asian Affairs 1975-1987. Rcvd: the Orders of Pakistan 2nd class (Hilal-i-Pakistan) (1961), Great Leader (Hilal-i-Quaid-i-Azam) (1959), and the Humayun 1st class of Iran, GO of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy (1963), Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937), and Pakistan Independence (1948) medals. m. at Saidu-Sharif, March 1925, H.H. … Begum (b. December 1910), elder daughter of his uncle, Miangul ‘Abdu’l Manan, by his first wife, the daughter of Miangul ‘Abdu’l Hanan. He d. 14th September 1987 (bur. Aqba, Saidu Sharif), having had issue, four sons and one daughter:
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[1987] Captain H.H. Miangul F.K. Aurangzeb, Wali of Swat. b. at Saidu-Sharif, 28th May 1928, eldest son of Major-General H.H. Miangul Muhammad ‘Abdu’l Haq Jehanzeb, Ghazi-i-Millat, Wali of Swat, HPk, HQA, CIE, by his wife, the elder daughter Miangul Shahzada ‘Abdu’l Manan, educ. Welham Boys’ Sch and the Doon Sch, Dehra Doon, St Stephen’s Coll, Delhi Univ, Pakistan Military Acad (PMA), Kakul, Sch of Artillery, Nowshera, and Staff Coll, Quetta. Cmsnd as 2nd-Lieut Guides Cavalry(Queen Victoria’s Own) 1950, ADC to the C-in-C 1952-1953, resig as Capt 1956, Regent of Swat during his father’s absence abroad in 1954, MLA for Swat State in the West Punjab Assembly 1956-1958, MNA 1958, 1962-1968, 1970-1977, 1985-1988, 1993-1997, Mbr Federal Council 1981-1985, Governor of Baluchistan 1997-1999 and the North-West Frontier Province 1999. Chancellor Baluchistan Univ. Dir State Bank of Pakistan 1979-1985. m. (first) at Swat, 1943, the daughter of Fath ul-Mulk, Khan Bahadur Hazrat ‘Ali, sometime Chief Minister of Swat, by his wife, Sucha Bibi, daughter of H.H. Miangul Gulshazada Sir ‘Abdu’l Wadud, Wali of Swat, KBE. m. (second) at Rawalpindi, 10th April 1955, H.H. Nasim Begum [Begum Nasim Aurangzeb], eldest daughter of Field Marshal H.E. Mohammed Ayub Khan, GCMG, MBE, Royal Victorian Chain, sometime Presdt and C-in-C of Pakistan. He d. at Islamabad, 3rd August 2014 (bur. Aqba, Saidu Sharif), having had issue, three sons and two daughters:
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