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Ahmad Shah

(äkhmäd` shä`), c.1723–1773, Afghan ruler (1747–73), founder of the Durani dynasty. His success in commanding Afghan forces in India for Nadir ShahNadir Shah
or Nader Shah
, 1688–1747, shah of Iran (1736–47), sometimes considered the last of the great Asian conquerors. He was a member of the Afshar tribe.
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 of Iran won him the rule of Afghanistan on Nadir's death (1747). He twice (1756, 1760) occupied and sacked Delhi, the capital of the Mughal empire. He conquered a vast territory, extending roughly from the Oxus (Amu Darya) to the Indus rivers and from Tibet to Khorasan, but he was unable to consolidate this empire and it soon disintegrated. He united and strengthened Afghanistan, however, and is therefore often considered its modern founder. His family retained power until the rise of Dost MuhammadDost Muhammad
, 1793–1863, emir of Afghanistan. He and his family struggled to get the emirate for years before he finally succeeded in establishing himself in 1826.
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Condoling the death of the mother of senior Hurriyet leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, he said: "The entire Kashmiri shares the grief and sorrow of Shabbir Ahmad Shah and express solidarity with the bereaved family.
The troops and police personnel arrested 115 people, mostly Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Zafar Akbar Butt, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Shabbir Ahmad Dar and Mohammad Yousuf Naqash.
Hamad Ullah smashed 64 runs with seven boundaries, Taza Gul scored 28 runs and Ahmad Shah (24).
ISLAMABAD -- Senior leader of Hurriyet Conference Jammu and Kashmir (HCJK), Shabbir Ahmad Shah has said that local relief is, in no way, sufficient for the floodhit Kashmiris and they need foreign assistance.
ISLAMABAD -- On the directions of Hurriyet Conference Jammu and Kashmir leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, an HCJK delegation, distributed relief among the flood affected people of Lalhaar Kakapora and Bandarpora Reshipora areas of Pulwama in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
The leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that millions of people in the territory were trapped in the floods and an alarming situation has risen due to crisis of drinking water, clothes, food and electricity.
He denounced the authorities for illegally detaining Hurriyet leaders and activists including Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Mohammad Yasin Malik and others.
ISLAMABAD -- Hurriyet Conference Jammu and Kashmir (HCJK) leader and the Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party, Shabbir Ahmad Shah has said that the settlement of nonKashmiris is aimed at spreading communalism besides eroding the demography of the territory.
The DFP spokesman said that Shabbir Ahmad Shah was on his way to Redwani, Kulgam, to pay tributes to martyrs when Indian police arrested him, reported.
Ghulam Rabbani told Pajhwok Afghan News one individual named Ahmad Shah had been detained on the charge of possessing the drugs.
ISLAMABAD -- Hurriyet leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, has rejected the probe ordered by the puppet regime into the killing of a civilian, Asif Ahmad Tantray, who was shot dead by Indian troops at Redwani in Kulgam district.
Call for the march has been given by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik, and senior Hurriyet leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah to register protest against the recent killing of pro-freedom activists by Indian armed agents in the town, reported.